There are lots of reasons to stay married even when the relationship is not going well. However, there are risks to staying in too long. Here are some reasons.
1) Your spouse is more likely to steal
2) Both of you are more likely to be unfaithful
3) Longer marriages can lead to longer spousal support
4) Trust dissipates
5) Domestic violence is more likely
6) The level of animosity may increase
7) Your spouse may be waiting to start a divorce when circumstances favor her and not you.
Shaw Law Group attorneys fight battles that could have been avoided. If you are considering divorce meet with us so that we can help you avoid these and the other pitfalls of divorce.
4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY
- WHAT is mediation? – Mediation in divorce and custody cases is a meeting between the plaintiff, defendant, and a mediator. It can be used to resolve all issues including custody, support and property division.
- WHEN should it be done? – Mediation can be done before or after filing and even after the case is over if new issues arise.
- WHO should do it? - The Mediator Matters! The mediator is a neutral person that tries to find issues that can be resolved by agreement or compromise. Most of the time, the mediator’s role is not to pass judgment on a party’s legal argument or to decided what is true and what is not true.
- WHAT can your lawyer do to make sure that you get the best result possible at mediation? Your lawyer can make sure you are prepared, you are protected, you have selected the right mediator and that you have selected the right time in the case to utilize it.
The ADAM attorneys at Shaw Law Group routinely use mediation to get their clients fair resolutions to their divorce and custody matters. Please call 616-827-ADAM to see if your case would benefit from the use of mediation.