Divorcing on Good Terms: Is It Possible?
Divorcing your spouse while staying on good terms may seem like an insurmountable task. Your relationship is ending, and you have to work out an agreement with your spouse on such issues as the care and custody of your children and the division of your assets. Divorcing on good terms is possible, but doing so takes planning, proper guidance, and a willingness to work hard.
Part of what makes divorcing on good terms seem impossible for some is the difficult task of dividing your lives fairly.
Conflict from divorce often stems from financial matters or disputes over how you will co-paren in the future. The key to divorcing without being turned against your spouse is working through these issues together rather than hiring attorneys to battle against each other. Working with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator is an excellent way to do just this. Working with your spouse on your divorce can help you divorce in an amicable and non-adversarial way.
Chances are good you and your spouse will disagree on one or more issues in your divorce. This is where some couples make the mistake of being stubborn in the face of dispute. Some may even take their divorce to court to have attorneys resolve their issues for them. If you genuinely want to divorce on good terms, you must both be willing to work together to negotiate a solution to your problem. If you haven’t been skillful at negotiations in the past, this is where you may need some professional guidance. The role of the mediator is to provide that guidance when you and your spouse cannot see eye to eye.
If you want to divorce amicably for the benefit of you and your child’s well-being, consider working with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator.
Mediation is a good option for spouses who want to preserve a courteous relationship with each other.
This is especially important if you have children whom you will continue to raise. Divorcing while still maintaining a good working relationship with your spouse can provide your family stability and ensure conflict does not affect your children for years down the road.
Do you have questions about how you can divorce peaceably? If so, Mediation Advantage Services can help. Experienced in divorce mediation, family law attorney Polly A. Tatum can help you and your spouse navigate the mediation process, helping you stay on good terms. 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 today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session.
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