If you're like most people going through a divorce, you hope to get through the process as quickly and easily as possible -- and mediation can be a wonderful opportunity. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind if you want your mediation to be successful:
Getting a divorce always comes with financial consequences. No matter how amicable your split is, you will need to negotiate property division, support payments and living on a single income. But your finances are more at risk if the end of your marriage is full of resentment and anger.
For most of human history, marriage was as much a business contract as anything else -- and even modern-day laws reflect that idea. The marriage contract embodies a couple's financial and legal responsibilities toward each other in much the same way that any business partnership would.