Divorce mediation helps separating couples stay strong mentally
Couples facing divorce have much on their minds — sometimes overwhelmingly so. Separating British Columbia couples, especially those with children, must realize they need to take care of their well-being to continue to be active parents. Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life, second only to the death of a child or partner. Divorce mediation can make what can be a very rocky path much easier to navigate.
In a divorce situation, those involved must acknowledge that things are hard. Researchers have proved that when people understand and give their fears credence, what they think are shortcomings and what causes them shame helps them to grow in maturity and strength. Divorce mediation can be a process that strengthens separating British Columbians.
Agreeing to divorce mediation can help a couple leave the negatives of their situation at the door and deal with difficult issues like adults. Asking for this help can reduce anxiety, help the couple to develop a new, co-operative parenting strategy for their children and help them to deal with the changes that are happening in their lives. There are healthy ways to get through a divorce, and engaging in divorce mediation is one of them.
Even for couples who have the help of an expert seasoned in divorce mediation, having the help of a lawyer experienced in family law will be invaluable. Any couple living in British Columbia considering divorce mediation over litigation will find that a family law lawyer will be able to recommend a mediator. A lawyer will also provide legal counsel regarding any agreements before being signed and given to the court.
Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators
2755 Lougheed Hwy #710, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9
Source: canada.ca, “Helping children and youth live with separation and divorce,” Accessed on July 29, 2017