Too Angry to Use Divorce Mediation?

Frequently I’ll speak with someone who tells me that divorce mediation won’t work for them. “We don’t communicate.” “There’s no trust.” “We’ve tried to talk, but the discussion spins out of control.” As a divorce mediator, this saddens me. These folks are talking themselves out of mediation, an approach designed specifically to address such problems. Here’s how I hear them: …

I Can’t Stand My Spouse! Will Divorce Mediation Work for Us?

Even if you can barely stand the sight of your spouse, divorce mediation can still help you settle your divorce without a bitter, expensive court battle. Heading to court is a self-destructive strategy that makes everything worse. Will divorce mediation be easy? Of course not. You’ll both have to dig deep for the emotional fortitude you’ll need to sit face-to-face …

Divorce Mediation Saves Money

Divorce mediation saves money in many ways. Here’s just one example how divorce mediation can save you money. Lauren decides that divorce mediation won’t work for her. “My husband and I don’t get along,” she says. “We can’t talk.” She makes an appointment with a divorce attorney (“Jack”). Lauren and Jack discuss matters, and Jack tells Lauren that to get …