Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life. Both spouses generally have a lot of fear and anxiety about making it through the process. Alleviating pain and anxiety is very important to anyone going through a divorce. A skilled mediator can often provide the assurances and relief they need.
Common Fears People Have in a Divorce
There are quite a few unknowns about what happens during the divorce process and what life will be like when it is all over. Some of the most common fears are:
- Worries about finances – when the same resources the couple has been using to support one household will now be split to support two, there is a concern that there will not be enough money to go around.
- Each spouse worries about where they will live – will one stay at the current residence? Will the whole family need to move into two new homes? Will the family home have to be sold?
- Worries about what will happen to the children – who will they live with? How will parenting timeshare be worked out?
Traditional litigation generally does not have a way to address those fears. The focus of litigation is contentious by nature and it often leaves both Parties upset and fighting naturally occurs during the divorce process. Mediation provides a process where doubts and fears can be addressed and alleviated and solutions can be found and implemented.
How Mediation Can Address those Fears and Concerns
Couples can find a mediator with whom they can both feel a rapport, a mediator who listens to each spouse and is able to facilitate the discussions into workable solutions. The expertise of an experienced mediator will not only address the legal issues, but she can also calm turbulent waters.
Mediation provides a way for the Parties to work with the mediator and discuss their concerns. Through communication, the mediator guides the couple through the process in a way that helps them face their difficulties and find solutions that work for both of them.
Contact Us for Assistance with Your Divorce
No matter where you are in the divorce process, at Kim Mediation and Law Center, we can help you find your way to a peaceful divorce. We will discuss with you your concerns and work together to alleviate them. Contact us to schedule a consultation.