When can I end mediation if it isn’t working?

Divorce proceedings are used to decide on marital issues for the couple moving forward. Mediation is a process that can give spouses the closure they need in an amicable way that may not allow any more toxicity to enter the relationship. It can decide on marital issues while encouraging spouses to work together in a cooperative manner that can be useful if they have a family together. This amicable relationship may be needed if children are involved in the family. However, divorce mediation is not for everyone due to the amount of cooperation needed to reach decisions. Certain divorces may not leave spouses with respect for one another. If there were drastic reasons for divorce, spouses may not be able to be in the same room with each other. This can lead them to enter into litigation. Spouses can try mediation if they are willing to put in the effort to cooperate and respect one another. If they find that during the process they are unable to continue, they have the opportunity to end mediation at any time.

Why can I choose to end the mediation process?

Mediation can be ended for various reasons depending on each case. If you find that your spouse is not cooperating during the sessions that you attend together, you have the option to end the process since it may be considered a waste of your time. For mediation, the cooperation of both spouses is needed to ensure that the process will be worthwhile in the end. If both spouses do not cooperate and work together to decide on outcomes for various marital issues, the process will be nearly impossible to accomplish successfully. If you are not satisfied with the decisions that are being made in mediation and believe that your voice isn’t being heard, you have the ability to end mediation because of this. You may believe that you will do better in court with a judge making decisions rather than making compromises with your spouse. Mediation is used to provide a good means to an ends when it comes to divorce. This process can be used instead of litigation matters.

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