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The psychological benefits of divorce mediation

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2020 | Divorce Mediation |

If you have started to look into the possible routes to divorce before you take action to file, you will have realized that there are two main routes to a divorce settlement: uncontested divorces and contested divorces. A contested divorce involves the courts and essentially means that you are fighting against your divorcing spouse to get the outcome you believe that you deserve.

An uncontested divorce does not mean that the divorcing couple agrees on every matter, but it means that they are willing to work together to come to an agreement. They may use an alternative dispute resolution technique such as mediation to help them. The following is an overview of the possible psychological benefits of divorce mediation.

It’s less stressful

Mediation is less stressful than a regular divorce proceeding since it does not encourage confrontations and toxicity. Instead, it works to seek commonality between each party.

It helps you to be better parents

If you and your ex share children, mediation is a great way to encourage collaboration even when your marriage has broken down. You’ll still need to communicate regarding your children in the future, so it’s beneficial to work on this side of your relationship.

It facilitates healing

It’s important to get closure after the breakdown of a marriage. Going through a toxic divorce can cause further hurt, whereas mediation may allow you to close this chapter and to move forward positively.

If you’re going through a divorce, make sure that you explore all possible routes so that you can better decide which one will work best for your situation.


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