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Openness and honesty are needed in a collaborative divorce

If you want to use a collaborative divorce for any reason -- the freedom to make decisions, the way that it can speed up the process, the options you have to save money, etc -- you need to remember that the whole thing revolves around honesty. You and your spouse must be open and honest every step of the way.

Is there a financial benefit to divorce mediation?

Maybe the main benefit that drew you to the idea of divorce mediation was the idea of control. You worried about going in front of a judge and letting them decide how to divide your assets or your time with the children. This is your life. You want to make those decisions on your own.

Making your divorce go peacefully

You want to get a divorce, but you don't want the drama. You're not looking to blame your ex or spend a long time in court fighting over the details. Maybe you even want to be friends after the marriage is over. Maybe you have children and you're trying to insulate them from a difficult experience. Regardless, you're looking for a peaceful divorce.

Should you use a QDRO when getting divorced?

The assets that you own when you get divorced may feel easy to divide, especially if you're using mediation to reduce conflict and you have agreed to split your assets 50/50. If you have $100,000 in the bank, you both take home $50,000 and open your own accounts. If you sell the home and make another $200,000, that's $100,000 for each of you. You feel like you can run quickly down the list of assets and get this done.

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