I’ve seen a lot in my many years as a practising divorce mediation attorney. I’ve seen couples go through one of the most trying times of their life. I’ve seen people struggle over seemingly insurmountable and daunting decision-making processes. And I’ve seen the sorrow and anguish that may accompany any divorce – especially an acrimonious divorce. For more details click Overland Park Divorce Through Mediation.
It’s not easy to end your marriage. It’s terrible and sad no matter how you slice it. We enter a marriage with hope, faith, and happiness…with the goal of making it the most powerful and satisfying commitment of our lives. However, as one out of every two couples knows, and as divorce statistics show, that initial intention and devotion do not always endure. Individuals develop in various directions at different times, and frequently in ways we could never have anticipated when we exchanged our marital vows.
This is something I’ve personally experienced. Even though we had four children together and had shared many of the pivotal events of our young adult and middle-aged lives, my husband and I could no longer find reasons to maintain our initial commitment after 30 years of marriage. Our lives were linked together in very deep and complicated ways. Despite this, we had developed in separate ways.
My own divorce, as well as the experiences of my Walnut Creek divorce mediation clients, have taught me some very important lessons.
You and your spouse can move through the divorce process with a sense of PEACE. The processes that allow you and your spouse to find the most PEACE are those divorce experiences in which you and your spouse collaborate, share knowledge, get the right support, and collectively work toward solutions that work for both of you in real time.