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Tips for having a successful divorce mediation

Houston couples that are going through a divorce know how stressful and emotional time this can be. Many couples go through mediation instead of a traditional litigation to finalize their divorce. There are some tips to help divorce mediation and collaborative law go well.

Most couples that are in the process of a divorce litigation alternative use mediation. Mediation is often a good way to settle a divorce because it costs less, it's faster, it tends to be calming and there can be less conflicts. Most mediators are experts at listening. A mediator is good at listening to both spouses and understanding how they both feel and what they both want in the settlement. A mediator asks lots of questions to find out what is important to both spouse, understand the legal issues and help the couple talk through issues.

Both spouses should also commit to being good listeners throughout mediation. Being a good listener can help speed the process up and result in a good outcome for both spouses. When both spouses are being mature and honest in their feelings, the mediation can be productive and not result in tension or hurt feelings. Having less tension during the divorce can also help make the divorce less stressful on the children if there are any involved.

A legal professional who specializes in family law can help a person who is considering a divorce. They can make sure the person has all of the information they need and knows how the divorce and mediation process works. Having someone on your side during a divorce can make all the difference and ensure the future will be bright.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "Secrets of a successful divorce mediation," Alison Patton, April 21, 2015

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