When a couple makes the decision to get a divorce, they will have to decide which type of divorce that they want to obtain. One of those types of divorce is known as mediation, where the couple sits down together in a conference room with a mediator and tries to talk through their divorce in a reasonable, rational, constructive manner. Though this is one of the more peaceful ways to get a divorce, it is still an emotional process and you should have an idea of what to expect going into mediation sessions. The divorce process can be made much easier and can move more quickly if you are prepared in all of the ways that you can be.
Any type of divorce is a document heavy process, mediation included. There are so many factors that need to be determined, assets that need to be divided amongst both parties, and financial aspects that need to be examined, amongst many other things. You should come prepared with a statement of net worth, the debts that you have, the assets you have. These assets can include your home, your cars, your stocks, any stake in a business that you may have, your bank accounts, your pensions, and your retirement funds.
You may also want to have an idea of the custody arrangements that you would like to make, if you have children. Decisions regarding children are one of the more complex parts of any divorce. Though preparing emotionally for mediation may be hard, any steps in that direction can be of assistance to you. If you are considering obtaining a mediated divorce, you may want to consult with an attorney who has experience in dealing with these types of divorces.
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