Just because your marriage isn’t working out doesn’t mean that your divorce has to be an ugly one. One Illinois woman recently celebrated her successful divorce by posing for a series of photographs depicting her disrobing from her wedding dress and then burning it. According to the woman, her ex-husband thought the idea was appropriately fun and even offered to join in the shoot. Although the scene only ultimately featured the woman and her dress, it speaks to an often overlooked element of divorce — it doesn’t have to be a personal disaster.
Maybe you and your spouse are realizing that your marriage is not built to last. That could be for any number of reasons, and it doesn’t mean that you are terrible people. It could just mean that your relationship has run its course and it is time to find an equitable way to part ways. If you are looking for a straightforward way to end you marriage without it turning ugly, you and your spouse may be good candidates for divorce mediation.
Divorce mediation helps couples come to a reasonable, fair settlement where everyone compromises and everyone can win. Not only does divorce mediation allow you to both participate without being pitted against each other, it is also often much less expensive than a traditionally litigated divorce. Furthermore, divorce mediation is facilitated by an attorney who is certified as a mediator, so you can create a comprehensive divorce plan together with the confidence that you are not overlooking any potentially problematic issues in the divorce process. Once you reach an agreement, the settlement does not need to be litigated in court.
If you believe that divorce mediation may be right for you, don’t wait of things to sour further. Even if you may be able to divorce amicably now, that may not last forever. With the guidance of an experienced divorce mediator, you can both rest assured that your settlement will be fair and that your rights will remain protected throughout the process, setting you both up to succeed in a new season of life.
Source: nine.com, “Woman celebrates her divorce by setting her wedding dress on fire,” Nick Pearson, Feb. 23, 2017