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Mediation as a more peaceful path to divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 4, 2019 | Divorce |

Anyone in Ohio going through marital conflict may consider divorce. While the most preferred method of legal uncoupling is uncontested, many couples find that they do not agree on everything necessary. Thus, conflict may erupt and bog down the process.

The staff of professionals at Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A., wants you to know you have a choice in the way your marriage ends. Mediation is one way that you and your ex can hash out an agreement that works best for your family. Failing to agree on critical issues may leave your future up to a third-party.

Mediation puts the couple at the center

It may seem like you and your ex will never agree on everything. Part of that may fall to the emotional state each of you is currently going through. Divorce tends to bring out the worst in even the best people, and keeping your cool while dividing up your life may seem impossible. A mediation, unlike a court case, puts the divorcees at the center of the process. The mediator’s role is to go between the parties and get them to reach an agreement on all issues amicably.

Finalize outstanding issues

While there is a third-party who is in charge of the proceeding, the results depend on the parties. If the mediator is effective, the process will serve to finalize the elements of the dissolution. The couple must agree on all issues included in the decree, including things like:

  • Property division
  • Debt division
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody and parenting time

Mediation may prove a helpful process to get two disagreeing parties on the same page. If you would like more information on mediation in the dissolution or divorce process, continue to our website.

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