If you’re considering divorce, one of your many decisions will be what kind of divorce is best for you. There are three main types of divorce:
Collaborative divorce helps divorcing couples come to a mutually agreed upon, negotiated settlement without the threat of court. It offers a civilized, solutions-based approach to ending a relationship. Based upon consideration and respect, collaborative divorce also keeps a divorcing or separating couple in control of the process—rather than giving that control over to a judge.
A litigated divorce is one where spouses utilize the court system to resolve their differences. Litigation may be necessary in situations where one party is unwilling to share information, actively hides information, or where settlement just can’t be reached through other means.
Mediation is a voluntary process that allows you and your spouse to make decisions based upon an understanding of your interests and views, your spouse’s interests and views, and the circumstances that you both face.
Divorce coach Karen McMahon of Journey Beyond Divorce conducted a series of podcast interviews to help her listeners decide what kind of divorce is right for them. Karen invited me to speak about divorce mediation, the process where you and your spouse meet together with the mediator in 3-way meetings to identify the issues that need to be resolved, to exchange all requested information and documents, and to utilize non-adversarial problem-solving techniques to arrive at an agreement.
The Many Dimensions, Decisions and Difficulties
Stepping into divorce is like entering a foreign country where you do not know the landscape, language or culture, says divorce coach Karen McMahon. Karen’s Journey Beyond Divorce Podcast provides a perfect opportunity to begin identifying and practicing new ways of thinking, being, and doing: “Our Journey Beyond Divorce podcasts help you to navigate the shifting world that you currently inhabit, and utilize your struggles as stepping-stones that lead to inner strength, clarity, and confidence;” and is a free podcast on iTunes and Stitchr.
The Mediation Approach to Divorce
The Divorce Toolkit: Karen McMahon’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery – Podcast Episode 19
Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to divorcing outside of the court system. Join us as Andrea Vacca explains who is a good fit for mediation, how it differs from other avenues for divorcing and takes us through a typical mediation case from beginning to end. You will be sure to know if this is the right fit for you and if so what to expect as you enter the mediation process.
Listen Here to Andrea Vacca and Karen McMahon:
Thank you, Karen, for the opportunity to discuss divorce mediation with your audience.
At Vacca Law & Mediation, we help clients dissolve their marriages without litigation. With discretion, elevated service and a flexible approach, we specialize in finding creative (and sometimes unconventional) solutions that are right for each client’s unique situation. Ready to move forward? Contact us.