When is Mediation a Good Idea?
During divorce proceedings or the beginning of a legal separation, it is easy for the involved parties to feel animosity and anger toward one another. Even if the divorce was a long time coming or the parties initially came to a separation agreement amicably, tensions could quickly rise.
Whether it is dealing with money and other fiscal allocations or child custody and who gets to see the kids when there is a laundry list of items that could lead to disputes. In these situations, emotions can cause you to say things you don’t mean or initiate legal actions that might otherwise not be ideal.
These are the times when mediation can indeed come in handy. We have mentioned good times to consider mediation before, but there are even more situations where sorting through your problems with a third party there to mitigate yelling can only be beneficial. Today, the Hildebrand Law, PC team wants to highlight some other times where you and your spouse should strongly consider hiring a professional mediator. Trust the lawyers at Hildebrand Law, PC when you’re ready to explore the benefits of mediation and arbitration.
You are Unsure About Divorce
Sometimes, couples will find themselves in disputes and, rather than exploring the options, conclude that divorce is the only answer. However, in many situations, the problem is caused by something else. In other cases, couples are hesitant to bring up the subject of divorce.
In other cases, couples are reluctant to ask for a divorce and think that when they do, it’s the end of the relationship. If one spouse is even remotely hesitant about divorce, it can help to mediate your problems to ensure it is something you want to follow through with in the first place. It is much easier to utilize a third party and have a navigator lead you toward resolution than it is to try to steer a ship that has no clear destination.
If spouses have dedicated themselves to finding a peaceful settlement to their divorce proceedings or developing a separation agreement, it is not uncommon to find these talks and developments come to a screeching halt. Maybe you get hung up on certain parameters regarding child custody and visitation, and you refuse to budge from your stance. It’s possible that your spouse is adamant about certain financial obligations and dividing up possessions in a particular manner that, if not met, means he or she will not be agreeable to any other recommendations.
Utilizing mediation allows couples to engage in a constructive conversation that will move the proceedings forward, rather than letting themselves stagnate. If there’s a communication breakdown, the likelihood of amicable agreements being the outcome becomes less and less the longer it is dragged out.
Using mediation professionals like the legal team here at Hildebrand Law, PC can give you an objective look at your entire situation and give suggestions on what might be best for both parties. Allowing someone to jump-start the communication again can make all the difference.
Here at Hildebrand Law, PC, we understand that divorce proceedings and separation agreements in the state of Arizona can be choppy waters to navigate. Whether you and your spouse are ending on amicable terms and looking for the best end for both parties or things, have taken a sour turn and you are less than cordial with each other, taking its toll on everyone involved. Rather than slogging through a gauntlet of meetings and standoffish text messages, utilizing a mediation professional can make all the difference. If you are looking for the best legal team with plenty of experience in divorce mediation, trust Hildebrand Law, PC to get you the help you deserve. Get in touch and see how our team of legal professionals can help you today.
Rather than slogging through a gauntlet of meetings and standoffish text messages, utilizing a mediation professional can make all the difference. If you are looking for the best legal team with plenty of experience in divorce mediation, trust Hildebrand Law, PC to get you the help you deserve. Get in touch and see how our team of legal professionals can help you today.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article to ensure everyone has access to information about family law in Arizona. Chris is a divorce and family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and, quite frankly, actually caring about what his clients are going through in a divorce or family law case. In short, his practice is defined by the success of his clients. He also manages all of the other attorneys at his firm to make sure the outcomes in their clients’ cases are successful as well.
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