When you've come to that place...
and you're not sure how to proceed, you need the support of a knowledgeable professional, committed to the success of your legal and emotional process.
At Settlement Works, we understand what it takes to get you from where you are, to a place of resolution and completion.
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MEDIATION: Avoiding the Perils of Court.
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It's no secret. Everyone knows that the dissolution of a marriage can be a very costly, emotionally devastating process, with serious long term negative consequences for parties and any children involved.
Combine financial disputes with emotional upheavals and the mixture can be a disaster for everyone. Fortunately, there is a much better way.
Mediation is a process that parties can use to arrive at a binding legal agreement that becomes a Judgment of the court, while avoiding expensive legal fees and without having to go in front of a Judge.
In a traditional divorce, parties often engage in a long and costly legal battle leading up to court. Then they hand over extremely important decisions about their children, their property and their finances to a very busy judge with hundreds of other cases to decide. Even with their best intentions, the judges have very little flexibility and even less room for creative solutions. In mediation, it's different. Here, you and your spouse are the ones in charge of the specific details and the overall outcome of your case. You make the decisions.
The Future of Divorce
For almost as long as there has been marriage, there has been divorce. Early Egyptians, Greeks and Romans practiced divorce. Even Deuteronomy, written approximately 4000 years ago, has explicit rules and procedures about divorce. In fact, there are reports of a recent discovery of cave paintings in Southern France showing an obviously angry man and woman fighting over cave furniture and a stack of bearskins. Yup, you guessed it, there are obnoxious looking warriors standing by their side, waving clubs and growling at each other.
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