While good timing isn’t everything, it does go a long way to making the divorce process a little bit easier. Use mediation to stay in control of the divorce process.
Many traditional divorces include multiple court appearances. Typically, parties obtain temporary orders before the case is marked for a pre-trial conference. At various stages of the litigation, parties often are asked to make life altering decisions on the courthouse steps. When one or both parties are in a heightened emotional state, those decisions may not be the best decisions the parties could make.
Mediation provides time for parties to make considered decisions. People typically make better decisions when emotions subside. In addition, the parties can try out potential plans before committing to them completely. The mediation process generally leads to agreements that won’t break down as easily as those made hastily under pressure in a traditional divorce proceeding.