So you have accepted the inevitable, the divorce has been filed, and so has the response. Your divorce is moving forward.

Now what? There are numerous things that can occur: you can appear before the Judge, mediation, or a mixture of the two. Normally, divorce cases end in mediation, which is a good thing. Mediation is a way for both parties to compromise on what property they have acquired during the course of the marriage, also referred to as the “marital regime.” Together you decide who gets what and how much. This includes all property that is considered part of the marital regime.

Additionally, if you have read my previous blog posts, this is where a PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT would come in.

This is not the end of the word, and, believe it or not, mediation is normally the best way for both parties to get what they want in the end.

Just a heads up, there is no duty to mediate! You cannot force your spouse to mediate with you, and if they decide not to then this could be a long and drawn out process for everyone involved. If this is the case, it is imperative you seek legal guidance. Know your rights and what you are entitled to since all of your financial and personal information must be presented to the Judge for her to make the final determination regarding the distribution of your assets and debts if you and your spouse cannot compromise.

Mediation is nothing to be afraid of. It is a helpful part of the process, and your attorneys are here to guide you through this process.

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