Life is just like Business, according an article by Howard H. Irving, PhD, author and family mediator. So why not choose to make logical decisions based on experience, like you do for your business, when you and your spouse decide it’s time for a divorce? Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Some couples are inclined to do it; these couples should absolutely consider divorce mediation. Divorce mediation in Massachusetts, for example, is making extraordinary progress, because it’s beneficial for spouses who can agree what they want from the divorce. Mediated divorce is a voluntary process run by an impartial third party, called a Neutral. Both parties have a divorce attorney, but the divorce is handled out of court.
Litigation, on the other hand, is beneficial for couples who don’t know what they want from their divorce, who are dealing with complex issues that they can’t agree on, or who are extremely angry with each other. There are exceptions and divorcing couples who fall between the two (very simplified) categories.
No matter whether you choose traditional divorce litigation or divorce mediation, it is important that your children aren’t considered “business assets” that can be divided. Handling your family’s complex problems logically is an excellent idea, but not all business models are sound.