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Collaborative divorce can be faster and cheaper than litigation

When people in New York go through the divorce process, they generally have different emotions. There could be sadness, anger, regret, anxiety about the future and other emotions as well. While going through these emotions the people involved also need to make some very important decisions as the parties go through the divorce process. They must separate one shared life into two separate lives and that is not always an easy process, especially when the couple has children they will continue to raise.

Who makes the final decisions in a divorce mediation?

During a marriage in New York, couples will have disagreements about various issues that arise or simply get on each other's nerves from time to time. The couples usually are able to work through these disagreements, but that is not always the cases and many couples go through divorces each year. The divorce usually results in even more disagreements about how the couple will divide their assets, decide custody and visitation with their children, determine child support and other issues.

The main differences between mediation and collaborative divorce

There are many divorce cases each year in New York and each one is unique. Everyone's lives are different and so it follows that when people separate their lives through a divorce, the outcomes will also be different. Also, how people reach the final outcomes of their divorces differ as well. People can work out their differences on their own, they could use divorce mediation or the collaborative divorce process or people can litigate their differences and have a judge decide the outcome after a trial.

What happens when people reach agreements at divorce mediation?

It is very common for couples to have disagreements during a marriage about many different things. People resolve them very differently though and sometimes couples are not able to resolve them at all. When they are not able to resolve them often times that leads to a divorce. Just like there are many ways to resolve disagreements during the marriage there are also different ways to resolve a divorce. The couple could litigate the divorce, utilize the collaborative divorce process or use divorce mediation to reach agreements.

Divorce mediators must be educated in all aspects of divorce

If a couple going through a divorce utilizes a divorce mediator to help them reach agreements in a divorce, they expect the mediator to be knowledgeable. That is why divorce mediators are required to be educated in the various issues that arise in a divorce.

Attending mediation for child custody can be helpful

Married couples in New York generally live together and each play a role in raising their children. One parent may work more than the other and one may spend more time with the children, but generally even parents are involved in their children's lives. This is why it can be so difficult when couples divorce. Parents are no longer able to see their children every day and this can be a difficult situation for both the parents and the children. So, child custody decisions can be very emotional.

Basics of the divorce mediation process

Every married couple in New York has disagreements and fights from time to time. It is human nature to have these types of fights, but eventually after these types of fights the couple is able to reconcile and move forward. For many different reasons though sometimes couples do not reconcile and eventually the marriage ends in divorce. How the divorce proceeds though really depends on the couple and the unique circumstances of their marriage.

Basics of collaborative divorce in New York

Many more marriages in New York are now ending in divorce. There are many different reasons for this trend, but it does not matter why, if a couple decides to divorce they still must resolve all the same issues. These include child custody and child support determinations if they have minor children, potentially spousal support and every couple must divide their marital assets. How they resolve these determinations, depends on the couple though.

Couples may be able to better resolve their divorce than a judge

When people in New York are married, they often times make compromises in order to make the marriage work. Many times they may not be happy to do so, but ultimately they do it. When a couple is going through a divorce they may no longer have any incentive to compromise or reach agreements with their spouse. However, if they do not reach agreements, the alternative is that a judge will make the decisions for them. Some divorces do end with a trial, but many couples want to avoid litigation if possible.

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