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Even if you are looking forward to your divorce, it's safe to assume that facing off against your former spouse in court will bring some anxiety to your life.

Fortunately, litigation is not your only option. With divorce mediation, you can avoid the court system altogether. Instead, you work one-on-one with your former partner to work through the details of your divorce.

Here are a few reasons why many people are turning to mediation:

-- It's more civilized and less stressful. Since the meetings take place in an office space, not a courtroom, most people find that they are less stressed and more willing to act in a civilized manner.

-- You don't have to do anything. Mediation is not the same as arbitration. You are not required to agree to anything unless you are completely sure that you want to do so.

-- You can ask for whatever makes sense to you. You have the right to express your wants, as long as you do so within reason. You should expect the other individual to do the same.

-- It faster and cheaper. Like most, you want to put your divorce in the past as quickly as possible. And like most, you want to do so without overspending. Mediation can help with both these things.

These are just a few of the many reasons why so many people consider divorce mediation a good thing. If you are going through divorce, you have the right to consider mediation. If your former spouse is on board with the idea, it may be time to give it a try.

Source: The Huffington Post, "MediYAYtion: Why Your Upcoming Divorce Mediation is a Good Thing! (And Instructions on How to Rock It!)," Christina Pesoli, accessed May 03, 2017

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