Divorce mediation or divorce negotiations include difficult conversations. Often, there is no diplomatic way to have these conversations. An employer firing a friend or relative is a difficult conversation. Telling your in-laws that they are over-bearing is a difficult conversation. Delivering a difficult message is like lobbing a hand grenade; even if it is coated with honey and softly thrown, it will still do some damage. And failure to carry through that difficult conversation is like holing onto the hand grenade after the pin has been pulled. Just remember, difficult conversations are just normal experiences we have during our lifetimes.
Years ago, I used that phrase over and over about Divorce. Then it became stale because I used it too often. But, I need to get back to it.
Steve Jobs said:
Because I was angry
As previously discussed on this blog, mediation can lead to a better result in a shorter time than litigated divorce. This week we will focus on why mediation can be a preferable choice for many couples in Rhode Island seeking a divorce.
When it comes to divorce, many Rhode Island couples may choose to mediate their dissolution. The following are three types of divorce mediation that have been used over the past 50 years.
I recently met a couple who arrived for divorce mediation services, because one party's co-worker advised that mediation was cheaper than hiring a lawyer. As usual, I began our meeting with an explanation of the mediation process (they had been invited to visit my blog).
Rhode Island divorces have many similarities. They all concern the following major issues: children, assets/debts, support, health and life insurance.
Mediation can be a good way for couples in Rhode Island to resolve any divorce-related issues in a setting that emphasizes cooperation and fairness. For example, one of the goals of divorce mediation is to divide the couple's property. It is important for couples to come prepared to mediation with the financial information that they will need to accomplish this goal.
Delays impair mediation and resolution of custody, support or divorce issues.