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Divorce Mediation Archives

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.

Divorce mediation/arbitration gains in popularity

Men and women in Alberta and across Canada are choosing non-confrontational solutions to their divorce and family law issues now more than ever. Divorce mediation and/or arbitration is now one of the most popular options for people to resolve disputes arising from the break-down of married and common-law relationships. However, many people probably know little about the field of mediation/arbitaration, and may be unsure how to choose a mediator/arbitrator.

Children may benefit emotionally from divorce mediation

Some marriages begin like a star; it starts with a spark, it catches fire and then it shines brightly. Unfortunately, many Alberta marriages end as stars do, either cooling off and fizzling out, or violently exploding. In the latter cases, emotions may be running hot and tempers flaring. While this is certainly not good for either party's emotional state, it may be even worse for their children. The solution may lie in following a few simple rules, and agreeing to divorce mediation.

Divorce mediation can help over 50s stay solvent

The incidence of divorce over 50, what's being termed a 'grey divorce', is on the rise. Statistics from the United States indicate that one in four divorces involve a party over 50 years of age. Grey divorce is becoming more common here in Alberta, too. Starting a new life in middle age or beyond can be challenging, especially financially. It may help to go into a divorce with a plan for future solvency, and choosing divorce mediation is a sound first step.

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