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How can mediation reduce stress during a divorce?

During the divorce process, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of arguments or disagreements you face while separating from your ex-spouse.

If you are prone to stress, a typical litigated divorce may not suit your needs. Learning more about mediation can help you focus on the future and pick a process that fits your needs.

Thrives on collaboration

According to Psychology Today, there is a strong emphasis on mutual understanding and collaboration in mediation. Instead of arguing against your ex-spouse in court, you must focus on communicating clearly and coming to a solution that works for both of you.

This focus can change a stressful situation into a positive one, where both parties respect one another and actively look for ways to come to a compromise. Having a third party present can also help facilitate respectful discussions instead of more arguments.

Allows for creativity

In mediation, you can use creative problem-solving for any issues you have with custody or divorce proceedings. Unlike in a more formal courtroom setting, you can find unique solutions that fit you or your ex-spouse’s lifestyle.

This leeway is helpful for emotional or situational reasons that a judge may not understand. These solutions can also help shorten the length of the process, which may also help save you legal fees.

Minimizes worry

When you are divorcing with children, one problem you may worry about is passing on feelings of stress throughout this process to them. During mediation, you can resolve issues without depositions or appeals in a court system, which may appear appealing for anyone who wants to avoid taking children to those hearings.