Some marriages do not last for long in bliss. Sometimes, people rush into marriage, yet they are not compatible.Even when there are many irreconcilable differences between couples, they should part ways in amicable terms. Children play a big part in how the divorce should be. Couples should opt for mediation to prevent animosity.Such a mediation involves the five stages discussed below.
The first stage is the introductory stage where the mediator explains how the mediation will occur. In this stage, the mediator asks about why you have opted for the divorce. Tell the mediator about what you do not understand so they can explain it to you. Leave no stones unturned to facilitate the best results. Let the mediator know why you disagree with your spouse.
After the introductory stage is the information gathering stage. You do not disclose everything in the first stage. It would help if you aimed to make everything known to the mediator. A mediator can show you how to get all the documents required. What you need to settle in a friendly manner can begin here.
You and our spouse should tell the mediator what you want as the outcome. You need to tell the mediator the motivation behind your interests.Such outlining of wants and interests enables the mediator to establish the main goal of the mediation. The mediator will want each spouse to leave contented. They all want what is best for their kids They may have the same desires but have different ways of fulfilling them Couples can also talk to the mediator in the same session where each in listens to the other. A separate session is expensive.
Once issues are on the table, the negotiating stage begins. The mediator will try out options that serve both spouses’ interests. The options cannot fulfill every spouses’ needs so they will have to concede. The mediation does not guarantee to fulfill every interest. The mediator should ensure every spouse ends up with some interests met.
Finally, the conclusion stage involves putting down the agreement in writing. The court accepts the written agreement and files it.However, it is advisable that each spouse gets a lawyer to review the drafted agreement before submitting it to the court.