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Finding middle ground in your divorce

When we read the news, there are many sensational stories about divorce that appear. On one end of the spectrum, there are the years-long contentious battles over millions of dollars that many celebrities reportedly experience. On the other end, there are stories about couples divorcing so peacefully that they still take family photos together after a split.

In reality, however, most divorces will fall somewhere in between these two extremes. They aren't exactly peaceful or easy, but they also aren't so bad that they warrant media attention. Whether this gives you peace of mind or not, it can help you set and manage your expectations as you head into the legal process.

Because most divorces fall somewhere in the middle of the above-mentioned extremes, divorcing spouses will typically work out some or all issues related to the dissolution together through mediation.

Mediation refers to the practice of working directly with each other to negotiate resolutions. In the context of a divorce, for instance, two people will typically create their own plan for custody or property division and then compare them against each other's. From this starting point, they can discuss terms, explore alternatives and compromise to come up with plans that satisfy both parties.

Thankfully, you do not need to figure this all out on your own or spend hours on the phone with your ex to try to hash everything out. In mediation, you work with a mediator, who is a neutral third party. This person helps you stay focused on the topic and can help frame issues and define the problems.

You can also rely on the support and advice of your attorney during this process. A legal representative can help you understand and protect your rights, as well as ensuring you don't agree to something that is not in your best interests.

Your divorce will likely be a very difficult process. However, it does not have to destroy your life or leave you feeling hopeless. Securing a fair settlement in as peaceful of a way as possible can be a good way to close one chapter and help you start a new one on a solid, positive foot.

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