When a marriage is about to be over, both spouses usually have some ability to see the writing on the wall before one of them actually says the word "divorce" or simply has papers served. But whether there is a vague sense of an upcoming breakup or not, moving on requires a certain amount of preparation in order to be able to move on successfully. The more time you are able to spend making preparations the better, because it's likely you will be able to be more subtle and be better prepared as you walk away.
Jewish women in Washington state may want to heed the lessons learned by a woman who was legally, but not religiously, divorced from her ex-husband, a devout Orthodox Jew. To avoid her situation, divorce mediation is suggested. They did not enter such a process, however, and two years after the courts dissolved their marriage, her ex-husband had not provided her what is called a "get," a religious divorce in the Orthodox community. Without that get, she was not permitted to date or remarry within her religious group. According to a recent report, her situation was not unique.
Some professionals in the field of family law have reported a trend towards less acrimonious divorces. They state that there is a growing group of ex-spouses who remain friends and deeply involved in each others lives. Couples with children appear to be especially likely to have a more amicable divorce and a friendly relationship afterward.
Washington spouses going through a divorce who wish to make the process less adversarial may want to consider a more collaborative option. Divorce mediation can provide a channel for divorcing spouses to preserve greater financial stability with less conflict.
Divorce can be stressful on everyone involved. Couples going through a divorce in Washington and elsewhere know that the lives of their loved ones can be affected as well as their own. Children can often suffer the most. However, there may be steps they can take to minimize some of the financial strain and emotional stress that can result from lengthy and contentious litigation.
According to industry experts, the number of divorce filings are on the rise nationwide, including here in Washington. But what changed in the last few years to start this revolution and is are there alternatives for couples who may want separation without the financial burden?
A frequent question asked of many family law attorneys is: which is the easiest way to handle a divorce? While most will tell you that there is no easy way to deal with divorce, those same attorneys, including many here in Washington, will tell you that possibly one of the best ways is through divorce mediation.