Who attends mediation sessions?
Divorce mediation is a useful method for an amicable divorce. Mediation can help spouses work through their marital issues to put an end to their marriage. During these sessions, spouses meet with a neutral third party that works as a mediator to help them solve their issues in an even-tempered manner. As these sessions continue, couples will work through their issues to make a final decision for each issue. For this process, they are able to have their attorneys present. This can give them the support they need during these conversations. They may need the help of their attorneys to make their points in these sessions and reach compromises with the other party. This can provide a great alternative rather than entering into litigation.
During this process, you will have to talk about sensitive issues and make decisions. These decisions can be difficult to compromise on. Due to this, you may find that this process is not working out in the best way. This may cause you to decide to end mediation. You are able to do so. This process is done at your own pace, but if you find it isn’t working, you can end it at any time. Mediation is intended to be an amicable way to solve marital issues. If couples are not able to cooperate with one another, they may not be able to make decisions.
Should children come to these sessions?
Mediation sessions involve important decisions on various topics. These topics include possessions and matters involving the children. Due to this, emotions can come out or spouses may argue. Parents should not bring their children to these sessions. During these sessions, sensitive topics are talked about, which can cause the children to get emotional. Couples will need to work hard to reach compromises, which requires their focus. They should not have to worry about having their child in the mediation session. Instead, plans should be made so that the children are being taken care of by a family member or friend. Mediation sessions should only be attended by the spouses, their attorneys and the mediator. There are many topics that need to be fully discussed and decided on to provide a clearer future for the family.
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