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How Do I Know If Mediation Is Right For My Divorce?

For many individuals, mediation is a more relaxed approach to divorce. Instead of immediately resorting to the court and judge’s decisions, you are given a chance to have an extensive discussion with your spouse about your divorce. While this sounds like a fantastic option, not every couple has the capability to go through negotiations or work together to create a solid agreement. In these situations, other alternatives may provide a better route to resolution.

If you are curious about finding out if you can handle the mediation process, Rech Law, P.C. can help answer your questions.

Can You Communicate With Your Spouse?

Perhaps one of the most important questions to answer is if you can communicate with your spouse. If your gut tells you that you cannot, then it is likely that mediation will not be an effective solution for your divorce. In these situations, having attorneys take the reins and communicate with one another can prove more useful in the long run. You should definitely take this into account when deciding on your divorce approach.

Was The Divorce Agreed Upon?

Is the divorce sudden news to you or your spouse? If that is the case, you might find mediation a challenge. Telling someone that you want to end your marriage takes processing, and they may not agree with the decision at all. On the other hand, you might have decided on divorce as a couple. If this is the situation you are in, you may be able to agree on specific components of the divorce with your ex-spouse.

Was Abuse A Problem?

Did your spouse ever engage in verbal or emotional abuse? In these cases, it is not safe to attempt negotiation, as it can put you in a dangerous situation. Most times, if an attorney knows of a present abuse issue, they will not suggest mediation at all. Instead, they will proceed with litigation, taking your case to court if it becomes necessary.

Answering Your Questions

If you have any questions about the mediation process, it is important that you have an attorney to help you. Rech Law, P.C. has experience with mediation, and can help answer any inquiries you may have.


Call our team today for assistance in the divorce process at (704) 659-0007.