The news of the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes spread like wildfire and was everywhere you turned. But they settled their issues within two weeks, leaving the gossip magazines and entertainment news shows to talk about the Kardashians and more Real Housewives from Wherever. What if the media made headlines out of how amicable a divorce can be and left out all the drama. Would that sell? Doubtful. So, it is up to us regular people to spread the word that while divorce is disruptive to your life plan, it does not have to be melodramatic and worthy of trashy headlines. It is possible to quickly, amicably and privately settle the issues of divorce.
How? One way is by using a professional divorce mediator. At Westfield Mediation, LLC, we help couples address the areas of divorce like parenting plans, division of assets, spousal support and child support in a calm, supportive way. Meetings are scheduled at your convenience, moving as quickly or slowly as you desire. It is pay as you go, so no large retainer is required. It keeps you in control of the decisions being made, not your lawyer or a judge. Overall, the process is much less sensational than the type of divorce you usually hear about. In this situation, less drama is better. And it is a shame that boring does not sell, because many people could learn a thing or two while standing in line at the grocery store, if only the media cooperated.