5 Signs Denver Divorce Mediation May be Right for You
Uncontested Divorce Mediation
Posted October 27, 2021
Divorce is often a difficult process that can be stressful and emotional for all parties involved. If you are currently in the process of getting divorced, one of the biggest causes of your stress may be a worry that there will be a long, expensive court battle. However, divorce does not have to be a bitter and contentious process. In fact, in some cases, couples may be able to avoid going to court altogether.
If you and your spouse are still amicable, you may be able to avoid court by using Denver divorce mediation to help you work out any disagreements and reach a fair settlement. With mediation, you and your spouse can take control of the divorce process and work together with a neutral mediator to reach a settlement that works best for both of you. While divorce is never easy, mediation can help to make this process as simple, affordable, and stress-free as possible.
Yet, mediation is not the right option for every couple. To help you decide whether you and your spouse may be able to settle your divorce outside of court, here are a few signs indicating that Denver divorce mediation may be right for you. Split Simple provides Denver divorce mediation for couples experiencing any of these issues in their marriage, and many others. Contact Split Simple today to see if we’re the right fit to help you reach an uncontested divorce in Denver.
You Have Simply Grown Apart
There is often a misconception that all divorces are contentious and that most spouses despise each other by the end of their marriage; however, this is not always the case. Oftentimes, couples will simply grow apart over time and realize that they no longer feel a romantic connection. In this situation, going to court may not be necessary, as you will likely be able to reach a settlement amicably.
In many cases like these, a couple can work with a mediator to quickly find a solution without the stress and hassle of a court battle. You and your spouse can then take control of the situation rather than doing everything according to the court’s agenda, which can help the process to move much quicker than it would have otherwise. This makes Denver divorce mediation a great option if you and your spouse still have a friendly relationship.
You Can Still Work Together
One of the most important factors you will have to consider when trying to decide if mediation is the right way to go for your divorce is how well you and your spouse work together. In order for mediation to work, both parties must be willing to listen to one another and work together to reach decisions that will be mutually beneficial. Mediation then likely will not work if your marriage has devolved into screaming matches, and you are no longer able to communicate peacefully. However, even if you and your spouse have a strained relationship, Denver divorce mediation may work if you are still able to communicate and are willing to work together to reach a peaceful agreement. Both parties must be willing to listen to one another, explain their respective needs and desires, and work together to find common ground. This makes mediation a great option for couples who have a history of discussing things calmly and fairly. If you do not believe that both you and your spouse will be able to set your differences aside in order to reach an amicable settlement, then mediation may not be right for you.
You Have an Open Mind
Ultimately, one of the things about Denver divorce mediation that can be hardest for some couples is the fact that you have to be willing to go into this process with an open mind. For mediation to work, both parties need to go into negotiations open-minded knowing that difficult decisions will need to be made, and knowing that they may have to make concessions. This process will not be successful if you go into it filled with resentment and an unwillingness to work with your spouse. If you are unwilling to set your differences aside and cooperate with your spouse, then it may be best to let a court help you settle your divorce.
Both Spouses Want What’s Best for Their Kids
If you and your spouse have kids, you may be determined to work together to settle your divorce amicably for the good of your family. Doing so can be good for your kids, as bitter court battles can be hard on the entire family. If you and your spouse both want what’s best for your kids and are willing to work together and avoid conflict, then mediation may be a great option for you.
The mediation process puts an emphasis on cooperation instead of conflict, allowing you and your spouse to work together to decide what is best for your family. This will give you the flexibility you need to make decisions that will best benefit your family instead of leaving everything up to a judge. Overall, if you and your spouse are amicable, Denver divorce mediation will likely have the least impact on your kids, making this transition less stressful for them.
You Agree to Custody Terms
Of course, even if you and your spouse are amicable, Denver divorce mediation may not work if you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement on child custody, visitation, and an overall parenting plan. In order for divorce mediation to work when a couple has kids, both parents must be willing to set their differences aside and work together to create a parenting plan that will best benefit their children. However, if you and your spouse are in disagreement over custody, and/or neither party wants to share custody, then you will likely need to get help from the court. However, if possible, it is in your children’s best interests to negotiate the terms of custody with a mediator instead of leaving this decision up to a judge.
Going through a divorce can be an extremely difficult time for you and your family, and it will only be made more stressful if you and your spouse have to go to court to settle your divorce. If you and your spouse are willing to work together with an open mind, then Denver divorce mediation could be a way to make the divorce process as quick and painless as possible by avoiding a court battle.
Contact Divorce Mediators in Denver Today
Feel free to contact Split Simple today if you believe that divorce mediation could be a good option for your family, as well as to learn more about the benefits of settling your Denver divorce outside of court.
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Denver, CO 80202
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