Monday, March 15, 2010

Divorce "Tip of the Day:" Try Informal Mediation

Recently, we discussed the importance of utilizing mediation to attempt to resolve child custody or other issues in a divorce. In Georgia, many judges will generally require formal mediation before allowing the parties to schedule a final hearing.

But did you know that, even prior to formal mediation, (in which a court-approved mediator will guide the settlement discussions), it might be advantageous for both divorce attorneys and both parties to meet together, informally, to attempt to resolve any outstanding issues in your divorce?

Of course, every situation is different. For example, if your worthless spouse, "Sluggo," has a head made of thick concrete, and if he is not pre-disposed to logic, common sense, and reason, then this idea probably won't work in your case!

But in many cases, informal mediation--just between the parties and divorce lawyers--might be the perfect method for getting your divorce done more quickly and at a cheaper cost. Discuss this idea with your own divorce attorney!

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