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Will divorce mediation work for you?

Divorce mediation allows couples who decide to separate in Florida to take control over their divorce and make informed decisions regarding their futures. The benefits of mediation are many and include less stress, lower costs, less time commitment and a higher compliance rate for settlements. For these reasons and countless others, divorcing couples often prefer mediation over litigation. That said, mediation is not for everyone. Lifehacker shares a few signs mediation may not be right for you.

If you or your spouse hold a lot of resentment toward the other, and if either of you wish the other the worst in his or her future endeavors, mediation will not work for you. For mediation to work, both parties must wish each other well.

If either of you cannot accept the other's point of view, or if one of you feels victimized by the whole situation, mediation will not work. Mediation will also not work if one spouse holds significantly more power in the relationship than the other. For instance, if you spent your whole marriage walking on eggshells for fear of making your spouse mad, you may find it difficult to advocate for yourself in a mediated setting.

If there was abuse in your marriage, most professionals would recommend against mediation. Studies show that abusive partners are almost always unwilling to see the perspective of their victims.     

If you want to see your partner lose everything, or if he or she wants to see you lose everything, you may not be a great candidate for mediation. Mediation is not about revenge but rather, about coming to an agreement that works best for both you and your spouse.

The content shared in this post is for educational purposes only. You should not use it as legal advice.


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