When you and your spouse decide to separate, there may be concerns you have about various issues pertaining to certain things like child and spousal support, dividing your property, and how to parent your children. If one or more of these things present themselves as contentious issues, you may find that mediation can help you come to a positive solution both you and your spouse can agree on.
Once you and your spouse decide that your marriage is over, there are ways to make the divorce process less stressful. One of those ways is by negotiating the legalities. It's likely an emotional time for you both with perhaps some less-than-positive emotions. However, by communicating your wishes to each other -- either face to face, on the phone or through emails -- you might save a lot of time, costs and possible anxiety. You can do this with a mediator if being alone together is too emotionally volatile.
Divorce has never been synonymous with happiness, but the process has undergone some evolution over the last few years. After saying their "I do's", few couples ever anticipate that one day they'll be calling it quits and finding themselves fighting over who gets the Martini glasses and who gets the microwave. Yet, when it's over, it's over. Fortunately, in the legal landscape of divorce, there is an alternative that can make the separation process if not happifying, then at least more smooth and amicable.
Certain environments bring out the competitive nature in some people. It could be a hockey game at the rink or a video game between friends. It's not hard to see how a courtroom divorce could trigger that same response.