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Who divorce mediation probably isn’t for

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2017 | Divorce

Mediation may be an effective way for Kentucky couples to handle their divorce. However, for some, it may be easier to skip mediation and head straight to court. Skipping mediation may be best for individuals who aren’t willing to negotiate in good faith and make concessions for the benefit of each other. The same is true for those who don’t want to see things from the other person’s point of view.

For instance, if one person sees him or herself as a victim regardless of what the other person says, mediation generally won’t work. Mediation may not be a good idea for anyone who has been in an abusive relationship. This is because it may be difficult for victims to stand up for themselves during the process. It is also not a good idea to seek a resolution through mediation if one or both parties to the divorce would rather make the other person miserable even if it means getting nothing in return.

If a person wants the divorce settled in a timely manner, it may be best to go to court instead of mediation. In some cases, it can take months or years for a person to accept that a marriage is over. Only then can an agreement be reached voluntarily as opposed to by a court order.

Those who are thinking about ending their marriage may want to do so with the help of an attorney who can provide advice about mediation or litigation as methods of handling the matter. Another alternative that many couples use is to attempt to negotiate a settlement with the assistance of their respective attorneys.