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What divorce issues can you resolve through mediation?

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2024 | Divorce |

Divorce is often complex and rarely easy, but mediation could help to simplify things when ending a marriage. This collaborative and cooperative approach can help end even the most contentious divorce disputes without going to court.

Many believe mediation is only for short-term marriages with few assets and no kids, but that is a myth. It is time to discover how divorce mediation could help you end things equitably and perhaps even peacefully.

Divide marital assets 

Marital property is a top cause of prolonged disputes during a divorce. The mediation process allows you and your spouse to negotiate for a fair share of marital property in a safe, informal environment. Your mediator, an unbiased third party, will guide the process, ensuring fairness for all.

Create a custody and parenting plan

Couples with children can use mediation to create a parenting plan that reasonably meets everyone’s needs. The relaxed atmosphere can help conflicted parents express their concerns and find answers. The mediator helps you both stay focused, calm and on track while addressing child custody and parenting time.

Address other concerns

Beyond these core issues, mediation empowers you to resolve other often contentious divorce matters. Because it promotes open communication, you may feel more free to negotiate spousal maintenance (alimony), continued healthcare coverage and even life insurance beneficiary designations.

Although divorce mediation is not a magic solution for all, it has become in Wisconsin for those wanting to avoid an all-out divorce war. Consider asking someone familiar with divorce mediation to help you decide if it may be right for you.