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Dealing with separation or divorce issues after a failed marriage can be quite overwhelming. Every Florida divorce mediation has a goal to finalize things without adding more fuel to the fire. The family mediation process is something that many a divorcing couple is not aware of and should explore as an alternative to litigation. A stressful, traumatic divorce can leave scars that never heal for the adults and any children. A divorce does not have to end this way every time and there are better ways to handling the end of a marriage. There are some simple “do’s” and “don’ts” that any divorcing couple can start doing right away:

Divorce Process Do’s

  • DO Establish boundaries in communication.
  • DO Put your children first.
  • DO Remove emotions from your interactions.
  • DO Contact a mental health therapist to be your sounding board.
  • DO Make a commitment to be fair, reasonable, and have integrity.
  • DO focus on the future.

The time after a marriage ending and filing for divorce is crucial. There will be many high emotions that are normal and scary. Choosing to engage in positive ways and be fair with one another may not be your first instinct. Feeling hurt or betrayed after being married for so long and wondering what life will be like after divorce is normal too. If you can make a commitment to follow the “Do’s” of divorce right away, then you are a strong person capable of healing after divorce much faster. Divorce Mediation Orlando provides a neutral place for two people to find an amicable way to divorce. This divorce option should be your first course of action after ending a marriage.

Divorce Process Don’ts

  • DON’T lash out or say verbally abusive things.
  • DON’T use your children as pawns or messengers.
  • DON’T stalk, linger, or invade anyone’s privacy.
  • DON’T rehash the past or continue with the blame game.
  • DON’T only rely on friends and family for information or support.
  • DON’T focus on ways to be vindictive.

Getting a divorce is one of the most stressful and traumatic experiences a person can go through. It can be very tempting to say, do, or act in ways that are out of character. Dealing with the aftermath of an affair that broke up the marriage? Feeling abandoned and betrayed after an affair? These scenarios can cause hurt, anger and pain. A person may even be tempted to retaliate and try to cause pain on their ex. That will only cause more problems and create more hostility. When you are using a divorce mediator to settle your divorce, you do not want more complications. You want to be able to move on after ending your marriage in a better way.

Ending A Marriage Peacefully

With so many resources available there is no reason why any person seeking a divorce in Orlando could not end a marriage peacefully. The benefits of mediation far outweigh the long-term financial and emotional damage that litigation can cause. Even if you do not think that divorce mediation in Orlando is the right fit for your divorce, you will still have to go through the process. Your best option is to be proactive and hire a divorce mediator in Orlando that you personally choose. Call (407) 704-6061 today to schedule your Do Divorce Better Mediation today and find out how we can help.

Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed mental health professional with a Masters degree in counseling and psychology. She is an expert therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Counseling & Conflict Resolution and is a Florida certified family court mediator. She is also a qualified Parent Coordinator. She specializes in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.

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