It's common for couples to come in to mediation thinking that the process will go smoothly.
Aliso Viejo, CA. (PRWEB) January 24, 2014
Online divorce service MyDivorcePapers.com (MDP) works with many clients, who are able to fend off negative feelings and push through to an amicable divorce. However, even low-conflict divorce cases may need a little outside help. Because several of MDP's clients have worked through differences in mediation, the company has put together a new tip sheet for navigating the process successfully.
Tip One: Break Up Finances.
It's common for couples to come in to mediation thinking that the process will go smoothly because they have no ill will toward each other, MDP acknowledges. "There very well may not be an issue," a rep states. "Still, it's better to hedge your bets and separate finances right away. Close joint accounts together and take control of your own spending. Not only will it prevent conflicts from getting in the way of your mediation, but it will also aid you in staying financially stable through a process that can often take a financial toll."
Tip Two: It's Never Too Early To Co-Parent.
Rather than sorting out custody agreements after-the-fact, one of the first things that MDP encourages is to get a parenting plan in place right away with the understanding that it can, and probably will, change upon final judgment. "It's really important to keep your children as stable as possible through the process," the rep said. "You won't be able to help them work through everything right away, but maintaining structure and unity in how you love, nurture, and discipline your children is important to the outcome of a do-it-yourself divorce. Mediation can help with that, but only if you're both committed."
Tip Three: Be Structured.
Just like kids thrive in structure, so do couples on the verge of filing divorce papers, MDP notes. "Don't let it drag on any longer than you have to," the rep urged. "Schedule formal meetings with clear objectives, and be committed to that schedule. There is a lot that is non-binding about mediation, so cooperating with your mediator and each other will speed up your ability to move on with life. Don't let too much time pass between meetings, and make sure that you haven't left before accomplishing something."
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