If both parties have decided to end their marriage then there is an alternative to expensive divorce lawyers. They have different choices to end their marriage. Mediation is better than hiring a divorce lawyer. Mediation is cheaper than lawyers, and they can do the divorce procedure more smoothly, and quickly. By hiring a mediate, both of you can end up with the results that you want. So, in this article, we are going to show you how to mediate a divorce.
Choose a divorce mediation:
This is the first step towards divorce. Both of the parties have to agree on choosing a mediator. This is the first step to the process when husband and wife decide to come to a table with a professional mediator. They have to discuss everything with the mediator and come up with a suitable solution for the collective good.
The couple must have gone through a rough patch if they have decided to end their marriage. All of this is good as long as they have an experienced mediator to settle things. One thing you should consider is not to force your partner to agree to the mediation process. If your partner is not agreed with the procedure, he/she will not let the session go well, and both of you will end up losing hard-earned money, and time.
The mediation process should be something that both of the parties should be agreed to do. Moreover, you have to attend sessions separately, or together. You also have to arrange the cost (not so expensive though).
So, both of you have decided to hire a mediator. The next step is to do some research and homework. You have to make a list of everything that you and your partner have. Create a list of every asset you and your partner possess. Assets may include vehicles, property, bank balance, credit cards jewellery, furniture, artwork, books, and all financial products.
Make sure that you have updated information about all of your finance like business accounts, payment slips, incomes, child support, pension disbursements, etc. List all of your expenses like mortgage payments, credits cards, food, health insurance, loans, utilities, etc.
What are the expecting results?
Now, you know about everything you have as your financial partner. Now you have to know what kind of results are you expecting from the procedure. What is the least acceptable result for you? All of this can be challenging for you as you have to figure out your expectation. You will also have to prioritize things.
Children should be your priority:
Divorce can be very effective to your children especially if they are from a younger age. This is quite tough for children and you will have to show love to them. Think about their future and expenses.
Choosing a mediator may seem very simple but it is not. You have to choose an experienced mediator that knows everything about the procedure, and who can make the process smooth. Plus, you can ask them a question about their experience and their qualification to get a better judgment.