Separating from a partner, whether you are married or not, can be one of the most challenging experiences in life. Emotions are often high and making decisions can be difficult. Finding a solution that works for both parties amidst all of the chaos is usually the best outcome. This is where mediation can be incredibly helpful. We will discuss how mediation can support you while separating and provide you with a roadmap to this often-overwhelming process. Rhino Mediation is here to help.
Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party or mediator works with you and your partner to come up with an agreement. The mediator is not a judge, they will not make decisions for you; they will help you communicate, negotiate, and compromise. In this process, the mediator will assist you in working through issues, finding common ground, and ultimately creating a settlement everyone is content with.
The Advantages of Mediation While Separating
Mediation can make a division easier than going to court. The process is often cheaper and more confidential than going through the courts. It is also quicker, often only taking a few months, instead of years. Mediation can help you:
- Reduce the emotional impact of separation
- Reduce the cost and stress of a long court process
- Reach an agreement that suits everyone
- Make decisions that you and your partner have more control over
- Reduce the risk of unresolved conflict
Preparing for Mediation
Preparing for mediation starts with finding the right mediator. Do some research to find someone who is right, look for online reviews, ask for recommendations from friends/family, and check professional organizations to find a mediator with the appropriate qualifications. After finding a mediator, be sure to communicate with them about your expectations and goals for the mediation.
During the mediation process, you will work through any unresolved issues, create an agenda for your future and make an agreement that suits everyone. Often, the mediator will hold individual sessions with both parties to discuss sensitive matters, allowing each partner a private and neutral space to ask questions and communicate openly.
Separation Made Easier: How Rhino Mediation Can Help You Through
Separation is always difficult, but with the help of mediation, you can have a smoother, healthier, more efficient and cheaper process. Rhino Mediation exists to ensure that you find the best solution for all parties. Mediation can make a difficult time easier by helping you make practical and agreeable decisions, allowing you to move forward positively. Remember that you are choosing to work through the situation collaboratively in a safe environment. You will learn from each other and be able to provide a more constructive outcome. Trust Rhino Mediation to provide you with an impartial and professional mediator who ensures your interests are fulfilled and minimises the stress of your dispute.