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.
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.
Rhode Island divorces have many similarities. They all concern the following major issues: children, assets/debts, support, health and life insurance.
I can anticipate when a divorce client will never be satisfied; I also have an idea which clients will be satisfied with their divorce. To determine when someone will be satisfied, let's look at the unsatisfied client:
When parents in Rhode Island seek to separate or divorce, they often have numerous decisions to make regarding their child or children. This often leads to more complicated family law issues such as child support or custody arrangements. Depending on the circumstances and the situation at hand, parents seek different methods to address and solve these issues. In some matters, parents might turn to family mediation. Those considering this option to solve their family law issues should understand the process in order to determine whether it is the appropriate process for them.
In Rhode Island, a number of divorces are fought over and finalized every year. And while some of these separations are amicable, others involve lengthy court-room battles. But, no matter what method of divorce is used, the emotional stress on the spouses may often become too much to bear.