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These may arise from a minor difference in opinion. But if the partners are not happy with each other, they lead to something else and this pattern is repeated over and over again when one day they feel like getting formally and legally separated.
But luckily nowadays we have a brilliant middle path known as mediation services. These people who are skilled professionals try their best to help the partners reach a consensus. This will be like a new starting point from which they can start anew.
They keep the matter private and confidential. So, there is no unnecessary social awkwardness. Everything will be done in silence, far away from inquisitive prying eyes.
Finally, these mediators have their office all over the places as they understand that you are a busy person. What’s more, is that the dates are flexible. It is you who gets to decide the dates and it is not the other way round. Unlike the court, here you are calling the cards.
The dates are not being thrust upon you. There are numerous advantages of preferring mediation to court proceedings. For example, this is extremely cost-effective as opposed to the court hearings which are quite expensive and do not even give a quick result.
However, sometimes it is not a good idea to go for mediation. For example, if your mediation help is asking you to go to court instead of following it up with the mediation people, you should do that. These are experienced people.
They know what to do. Or, if your ex is missing ad you do not know the whereabouts, you should go to the court. If the case involves financial problems and your partner does not have any money, you should go to court.
Last but not least, if your partner is being abusive to you or your children, you should immediately go to court. Safety is a prime concern and you cannot live under the same roof with such a person.