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When Stockton couples decide to divorce they may experience some unpleasant byproducts of the legal process. First, they can find themselves at the mercy of the courts and struggling to have their divorce legal matters heard in what they feel is a timely fashion. Second, they may feel frustration over the many unknown outcomes over which they have no control due to the courts’ power to adjudicate litigated divorces.

For individuals who find these experiences off-putting and who are able to work with their soon-to-be ex-spouses, there are other options for ending their marriages. One way that some local couples choose to legally terminate their unions is through mediation. In a mediated divorce, the separating couple can take control of its own relationship.

With the help of a third party mediator who neither adjudicates nor recommends legal outcomes for the couple’s divorce, a couple may navigate the waters of its own separation and make its own divorce-related decisions. Not all couples will find this method of ending their marriage fulfilling or successful; only couples who can still find agreement over the important issues in their lives may function well in a non-litigated divorce.

From property division decisions to how child custody should be managed, the parties to a divorce can sometimes avoid the emotional distress of a litigated divorce by opting for divorce mediation. The attorneys at Dianne Drew Butler & Associates can offer guidance to couples who want to end their marriages as well as maintain control over the decisions regarding how and when their divorce legal issues will be aired. To learn more about the firm’s services, please visit its website on divorce mediation.