Healthy Divorce Settlement
Divorce has become a common occurrence in today's society. Approximately one in every two marriages end in divorce. Divorce causes couples to experience a variety of intense emotions and high levels of stress. These intensified stress levels can cause bodily harm. The Journal of Health & Social Behavior published a study that explained that divorce is bad for your health. It increases people's risk for future chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It also increases the divorcing couples risk for decreased mobility as they age. Divorce can lead to depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental health concerns. The study concluded that divorcing couples should strive to divorce amicably to reduce stress and health risk.
How to Achieve a Healthy Divorce
Couples that want to avoid the aggression and cost of traditional divorce with an attorney can choose a more amicable solution in Divorce mediation. Divorce mediation helps couples minimize the legal and emotional cost, time spent on the dissolution process, and minimal court appearances. The mediator does not provide legal representation of either the husband or wife in the divorce. The role of mediator is to meet with the parties to discuss all aspects of the divorce (debt, property, alimony, child support, etc.) in an effort to help the couple conclude for the separation agreement. Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce methods for the resolution of marital dissolution in an amicable fashion.
Experience a Peaceful Separation
Divorce mediation is for couples that can cooperate to avoid aggression and negative language towards one another. Couples work together to find common ground on the key issues of divorce in order to come to an agreement for a peaceful separation. Once an agreement is made, the mediator will draw up the marital settlement agreement. The agreement is signed, held for twenty days, and then returned to the divorcing parties. The settlement is filed with the county clerk, reviewed by the judge, and the divorce is granted. As long as the couple is willing to remain respectful throughout the process, divorce mediation is a possible solution. FairVORCE of South Florida has four divorce mediation offices for couples seeking a healthy divorce settlement.