Just because you may be a high conflict divorce, does not mean you must turn to litigation and fighting it out with lawyers. There are better mediation alternatives like Fairway Divorce, that are focused on reducing time, money and stress, and to achieve resolution for those who are who are higher conflict.
When in the middle of a divorce or separation you can feel like you are in a constant state of limbo. Not knowing what the next few months or even years will bring can leave you feeling out of control. Here are 10 suggestions for making this transition easier.
There are many options for getting a divorce; collaborative law, litigation, arbitration, mediation. Here you learn the difference between mediation and litigation. The bottom line is that before you decide which direction you want to take, make sure you understand the outcomes. Judges are limited with time and resources to dig deep as you may hope.
There is one aspect to the process of divorce that almost none of us takes into account: taxes. This is because most of us deal with taxes only once per year and it can be very easy to forget about that process, right up until it’s keeping you up in the midst of tax season.
The path to divorce is never an easy one. Using mediation to guide your way, however, can be a more amicable one. By definition, divorce mediation attempts to bring about a peaceful resolution for a couple going through a separation. Mediation is a proven process where parties voluntarily use a neutral party (often a mediator) to facilitate the process by resolving disputes.
Give your spouse or partner a gift they will appreciate more than chocolates and roses: A commitment to improving your relationship.
While all divorces cause uncertainty and stress for the families, most are not played out for the entire world to watch and judge. From an emotional perspective, all divorces are the same regardless of wealth. We all feel pain and suffering the same irrespective of the size of our bank accounts. However, when it comes to money, this is an entirely different situation. There is a big difference between the rich and the poor when it comes to divorce and money.
At some point, divorce became a significant issue. It’s difficult to pinpoint when this all started, but it would likely require a lengthy dissertation on the last 30 years in the legal system to fully achieve the answer we are looking for. Instead, let’s cut to the chase and say that things definitely need to change.
Karen is nominated as an Advocate and Catalyst for Change by Canadian Business Chicks. Watch and read Karen share her story about challenging that status quo in the divorce and financial industry so to be part of a profound change.