No one enters into a marriage assuming it will end in divorce. However, more than 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of marriages end around their 20 year anniversary, according to 2006-2010 data from the government’s National Survey of Family Growth.
If you’re considering getting a divorce or have already filed, it’s important to begin the process with a positive mindset.
Making Your Divorce Process as Smooth as Possible
Divorces are not a battle to be won.
No matter the circumstances, a divorce is never easy. Because emotions often run high during a divorce, it can be tempting to want to “win.” Unfortunately, this kind of mindset often prolongs the divorce process and complicates matters.
How mediation encourages positive communication.
Unlike divorces through litigation, choosing to divorce through mediation has many advantages, the first being that it takes a practical approach to problem-solving. The goal of mediation is not to point fingers, place blame, or argue. No matter what your relationship with your partner looks like, mediation can help you both come to an agreement that is fair — cooperation and communication make divorce healthier for everyone involved.
Maintain amicable relationships.
Emotions are at an all-time high when a couple decides to divorce, however, there are many reasons why you would want to maintain a positive relationship with your partner even after the divorce has been finalized.
Mediation breeds less animosity than litigation and can help parties maintain better relationships as they work together. This is especially important for couples with children since they will need to successfully co-parent for the next several years.
Are you considering filing for divorce this year? Our Colorado Springs arbitrator would be happy to review your case during a free consultation and determine if mediation, arbitration, or a combination of both is the right choice to help you achieve your goals.
Call Peak Mediation at (719) 259-5944 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an arbitrator in Colorado Springs.