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Even high asset divorces benefit from mediation

Divorce mediation allows couples who want to face divorce with civility and respect an alternative to traditionally mediated divorce. Even in cases where couples find it difficult to communicate without conflict, mediation can offer an effective process each party can use to reach fair agreements about every area of divorce.

Mediation can be exceptionally useful to divorcing couples with children, because it often allows parents to work out divorce terms in a fair, responsible way that can be less harmful to children than a winner-take-all approach. However, even couples without children may find mediation useful, especially when it comes to dividing property.

Mediation and property division

When a couple with significant assets and no children divorces, the entire process can turn ugly quickly. Each side may retreat to respective corners and come out swinging, trying to retain each and every scrap of assets he or she can with little regard for the impact these disputes have on each other.

This is a normal response, but not a healthy one. Even if a spouse was awful within a marriage, it is usually unwise to treat a property division negotiation as the venue to for revenge. Not only does this prolong the time you need to heal from the dissolution of your marriage, it can balloon the costs of the divorce itself.

The longer you and your spouse fight over your shared resources and liabilities, the fewer resources there may end up being overall. Even if you want to protect your own interests above your spouse's, it can be wise to consider mediation's opportunities. You may find that you and your spouse reach fair agreements about your complex assets with relative ease, allowing both of you to ultimately enjoy more favorable settlement terms than you might otherwise.

Other benefits of mediation

Mediation can allow spouses to reach fair agreements about the various aspects of a divorce, in many cases, without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. Depending on the complexity of the issues at hand, a mediator can create legally binding agreements for both parties, keeping the matter outside of the courtroom, and specifically out of public records.

Couples who face divorce with significant assets know that others seem to always want to know more than the divorcing spouses want to share. Maintaining privacy during a divorce is often a greater concern to those with significant assets and the social complications that the position presents.

An experienced mediator can help divorcing couples protect their rights and privacy and help keep this difficult affair private and personal, as it should be.

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