Divorcing at Your Own Pace: Take Your Time, Do It Right
Don’t Rush the Process
Some people complain about their divorces taking too long or happening too quickly. If you want to try to divorce at your own pace, you are not alone. Many people want to have some control over the pace of their divorce, but all too often things don’t go as planned.
You should know that how you handle your divorce will affect how long it will take. This is important to know early on because everyone has different needs. You may want to get your divorce over with as soon as possible. Or, you might need to wait to file for divorce for personal, financial, or professional reasons.
Finding Your Own Pace
Divorcing at your own pace is possible if you take the right route. If you take your divorce to court, you will be subject to court calendars and attorney’s schedules. This may be fine if don’t care how long your divorce takes. Most people want to have some control of how long their divorce takes. Divorce is a time of uncertainty. Taking your divorce to court only increases that uncertainty. There are alternatives.
Divorce mediation is a good option if you want to control the timeline of your divorce.
Many people think mediation is best for those who want to get their divorce over and done with. True, mediation can be an extremely efficient way to get divorced. Mediation can also facilitate you taking your time with your divorce. Some of my clients have unique needs that require they follow a certain time schedule. Travel, work, and personal commitments may make a courtroom divorce impossible. But, you may not have the time to dedicate to divorcing in the very near future.
Mediation can be a great option if you don’t want to be tied to the courtroom calendar and want to be able to divorce at your own pace. Speak with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator about your unique situation. Every family’s needs are different. Some people need to divorce quickly to accommodate overseas deployments or business travel. Some just want to move on with their lives. Others may need to take their time to make sure they feel good about the outcome.
Whatever your needs are, know that the approach you take to your divorce will affect how much control you have over the timeline.
Do you have questions about the divorce process? If so, Mediation Advantage Services can help you. Experienced in divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum can help you and your spouse negotiate the divorce process around your schedule and at your pace. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at [email protected] today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free e-book for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.