Divorce is one of the most stressful life events people may face. A divorce requires a family to address complicated legal, emotional, and financial issues all at once. Naturally, many people have tremendous fear and anxiety about their divorce and how their life might change. When families choose Mediation and Collaborative Divorce principles, they are agreeing to prioritize peace and respect over other harmful emotional responses.
Sorting through financial and property issues are a major part of every family’s divorce process. Families with complicated finances can save money by hiring one joint accountant to assist in division of assets and debts, establishing support orders, continuing to operate a family businesses, etc. As a Mediator, it’s amazing to see the creative options that families develop which prioritize their shared values despite the divorce, such as co-parenting, mutual respect, and healthy communication.