What are the Alternatives to Divorce, will it involve going to counseling or attending mediation sessions?
Yes, these alternatives are a more affordable approach to conflict resolution. It is important to research alternative methods to ensure that you are selecting the best one. Research can be conducted online to find local mediators or attorneys at an affordable price.
Other Alternatives to Divorce
Physical Separation - Occasionally the best thing for one to do is temporarily spend time apart in order to do some soul searching. One may think of it as a timeout from each other. The time apart will vary from couple to couple.
Legal Separation - At times people need a wakeup call in order to realize divorce is right around the corner. For a number of reasons some couples elect to go with a legal separation do to health insurance coverage and so on. I normally do not recommend a legal separation since in most cases the couples usually find their way back to my office. One needs to realize that going this route tends to be more costly in the long run for the client since additional work will need to be performed at a later date. In other words, if things do not work out and you plan to remarry, you will need to file for a divorce.
Mediation sessions are voluntary for both parties. In a mediation session both parties will have the opportunity to voice their concerns. The mediator selected to manage the session must be a neutral third party. The role of the mediator is not to give advice to the parties, the role is simply to facilitate communication between both parties.
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