Key issues mediation can help resolve in your divorce

Most divorcing couples often find it difficult to resolve their differences without some form of intervention. This often happens when each spouse has strong preferences on various issues incompatible with the other spouse’s preferences.

While some couples head to court to settle their disputes, mediation is another popular way to settle your disputes without going through the emotional drain of the court. Below are some issues mediation can help you solve.

Child custody

Child custody is one of the most difficult issues to resolve in a divorce. You may also easily convince yourself that your spouse is using your child as leverage or won’t be a good parent. When these negative thoughts and emotions creep in, it may be difficult to see past them. 

However, because divorce mediation emphasizes cooperation and respect, it may be possible to quell such emotions. This will help you and your spouse identify and articulate your preferences, and you can work towards a compromise.

Division of assets

During your marriage, you and your spouse may have amassed significant assets. Who gets what after the divorce may be challenging to determine, especially when there are a lot of assets involved. 

Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, which means assets should be divided fairly. Unfortunately, this makes it even more difficult to divide assets fairly. This is also true when it comes to the division of debts. 

Through mediation, you and your spouse can discuss and agree on what is fair without involving the court. You can even trade certain assets for others so that you keep those that are important to you. 

Mediation can lead to a more controlled and calm divorce

There are many issues that you’ll have to resolve in your divorce. You may consider divorce mediation to help you and your spouse cope constructively with the issues and responsibilities that accompany divorce.