Divorce can be a very difficult time for all involved. Changes are happening and they can occur very quickly. From one day to the next you don’t really know what’s happening and when you and your spouse can’t agree on the terms of the divorce, things can get pretty heated and complicated quickly. When you find yourself in this type of situation, it’s always best to call a moderator so that your rights can be protected and a fair agreement can be made.
Divorce Agreement Costs
Divorce is a costly affair even when you don’t take into account the price of hiring a lawyer. The marital home may need to be sold, all of the possessions will need to be divided up and child custody issues will need to be resolved. If you hire a lawyer, the price can be astronomical and many couples experience severe financial hardship due to the high costs involved.
A mediator is a low-cost option that keeps the negotiations focused so that an agreement can be derived in a short period of time. You don’t need to go through a long, drawn out court battle to get a divorce agreement drawn up. You can use the services of a mediator instead to save money that could certainly be better spent elsewhere.
Writing a Divorce Agreement on Your Own
In order to save a few dollars some spouses elect to draw up their own divorce agreement. This can have devastating results, however, since this type of agreement must be written very clearly with no room for any type of error. If there are any grey areas within the paper that may be subject to different interpretations, future battles may end up taking place. In order to ensure that the divorce agreement is written properly, you’ll need to consult with a divorce professional.
Binding Legal Agreements
A mediator knows how to write a binding divorce agreement that follows the laws of the land and includes all of the necessary terms and conditions. The agreement is written in a professional way and must be signed by both the husband and wife. When it is signed off this agreement must then be approved by a judge. Once it has been signed by the judge, it is a legally binding agreement and both parties must abide by all of the conditions appearing in it.
It’s important to note that this agreement is not signed until conclusions have been made that satisfy both sides. Nobody can force another to sign the agreement and the talks can continue until a final resolution is made. When you have negotiations taking place with a neutral third party mediator, you’ll find that it’s easier to discuss the issues and remain on track during the conversation. For this reason, more and more people are turning to mediation as a way to effectively finalize their divorces. This method saves time, money and other resources while leading to a satisfactory conclusion for everyone involved.
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