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Divorce Mediation Archives

The good divorce

While no couple begins their marriage anticipating divorce, a relationship can deteriorate for any number of reasons. With sensationalized stories about feuding celebrity couples dominating the headlines and cautionary tales regarding acrimonious divorces, you'd be forgiven for thinking that parting ways with a partner is a surefire way to end up miserable.

How To Keep Your Divorce Out Of Court: The Benefits Of Mediation

The final decision on how you divide your assets and child custody matters do not always have to determined by a judge. Alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) are encouraged amongst separating couples because it’s more likely they will abide by a decision they had a hand in creating.

Divorce mediation in Canada: Navigating the steps

Divorce comes with baggage. And that baggage needs to be unpacked, and often the way of doing that in Canada is through divorce mediation. The answers to issues usually aren't found in one or two mediation sessions, but through a series of them where the couple comes to the table with the goal of ironing out their differences, especially when it comes to their children.

Canada divorce mediation making separating more amicable

Splitting in splendour. It seems these days divorce mediation is helping couples who are breaking up to do it with less anxiety, anger and stress. Indeed, some divorce situations in Canada appear not only to be amicable, but joyful, with the former couple remaining friends. These scenarios are becoming increasingly more prevalent and are especially healthy for any children involved.

Alberta divorce mediation: Who gets the hockey tickets?

A contentious issue in a recent divorce case concerned who would get season tickets to the Edmonton Oilers. It took divorce mediation to help the Alberta couple sort out the situation. In the end, a judge ruled the couple should share the tickets, but wouldn't have to sit together. The pair had been married 35 years and both are die-hard NHL fans.

Parenting plan checklist essential in Alberta divorce mediation

There is no getting around it. Divorce is hard -- hard on the couple, and hard on any children they have. So, it's especially important during divorce mediation for divorcing or separating Alberta parents to have a parenting plan in place regarding younger children, in order to make a difficult situation much less stressful. There are a few things to take into consideration when fashioning a parenting plan checklist.

Divorce mediation, collaboration or litigation - What's the difference

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding an Alberta couple's divorce, and how amicable is, it will always be a stressful and emotional process. This applies in particular if they do it through the court, where the judge will end up making important decisions that will affect the post-divorce lives of all concerned parties. Alternative dispute resolution might be worth exploring. Options such as divorce mediation or collaboration allows couples to negotiate their own settlements that would protect their interests and be workable and fair, both now and in the long term.

Divorce mediation today might keep the doctor away

No one enjoys negativity in their lives, but unfortunately, a divorce can be fraught with negative emotions and unpleasant interactions. However, there are ways to reduce the level of conflict in an Alberta divorce, such as through divorce mediation. A new study seems to indicate that a bad breakup between parents can have surprisingly long-term effects on their children's health, all the more reason to work hard at as amicable a split as can be managed.

Post-separation mediation = happier children post-divorce

The pictures show one smiling couple after another, laughing and mugging for the camera. Are they gleeful newlyweds? Amazingly, they are all recently divorced. The 'divorce selfie' is a recent phenomenon made possible by not only the ubiquitous smartphone, but also by the popularity of non-confrontational divorce techniques. Divorce mediation is just one possible reason for all the happy faces.

Using divorce mediation could protect children's health

Divorce or separation takes an emotional toll on everyone involved, including the splitting couple and their children. A recent study indicates that an especially contentious divorce may also have a negative impact on children's health. It may be that divorce mediation can offer divorcing parents in Alberta a chance to mitigate the effects.

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