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3 factors to think about when you are considering mediation

Some individuals going through a divorce might be surprised to learn that there are different ways to come up with the divorce terms. Some opt for mediation, while others decide that this isn't possible and need to go through a divorce trial in Honolulu.

When you are exploring these options, carefully consider some of the benefits of mediation. You also have to think about the disadvantages so you can determine if it is an appropriate option for you.

Might be faster

There is a good chance that you may be able to work through things faster with mediation than what is possible with a trial. This is because you don't have to wait on a court date.

However, mediation can make the divorce process take longer. If you and your ex can't agree on the terms and the case has to go to trial, you might be waiting even longer.

May reduce the stress

When you and your ex decide that you will work together, you will likely find that you are dealing with less stress than what you would have to handle if you went to trial. You can negotiate to get the things that are important to you and can bypass fighting over the rest.

Of course, there are times when mediation isn't going to be worthwhile, such as when your ex is narcissistic or was abusive. In those cases, court is likely your best option.

Can improve communication

If you don't share children or a business, you don't have to worry much about communicating with your ex when the divorce is over. People who do share either of those factors might come to realize that being able to work as a team to come up with the divorce terms sets a good standard for the relationship once it is over. Not only can this reduce the stress you have to deal with now, but it can go a long way in keeping it down as much as possible throughout your kid's childhood.

Ultimately, you have to consider the factors in your divorce when you are trying to make a plan for how to handle things. Learning the legal aspects and your options can help you to make informed decisions at each step.

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