A previous post here discussed divorce mediation and how, for some couples, it is a viable option for marriage dissolution. Although this route offers individuals a way to address divorce legal issues without heated emotional spats or intense litigation, conducting divorce mediation does not mean that you cannot make demands and push back against your soon-to-be-ex-spouse’s demands. Mediation is about finding a balanced resolution that is fair to the parties, and it attempts to reach that agreement through an honest and civil discussion.
However, if you honestly believe that you are entitled to alimony or a certain marital asset, then you may need to say so and discuss why your request should be granted. If you fail to stand up for yourself, then you could be taken advantage of, leaving you in a tough financial situation that you don’t deserve. But, it can be difficult for many individuals to make such demands and provide pushback, particularly if they are non-confrontational.
At our law firm, we attempt to help guide our clients through the mediation process and ensure that they are not treated unfairly. We attempt to advise our clients about what kind of give-and-take they can expect. We are proud of our negotiation skills, and we are not afraid to advocate for our clients, even if it is through settlement talks.
When it comes down to it, the end of one chapter of life and the start of a new one is at the heart of every divorce. We want that transition to be as optimistic as possible for our clients, and we do everything in our power under the circumstances to ensure that they have a bright post-divorce life ahead of them.