While the ceremonies vary, mental health experts agree that they each play an important role in allowing a couple to say goodbye and move forward.
Of course, it’s easier to take these steps if you have already minimized the drama of divorce. One way to preserve relationships is to use divorce mediation instead of litigation to create the agreement for your divorce. Divorce mediators work with divorcing couples to come to a fair agreement on issues relating to parenting, division of assets, and child and spousal support. The goal is to plan for the future, rather than rehashing old arguments. Instead of the win-lose nature of litigation which pits one partner against the other, in mediation, couples work as a team to create a plan that they can both live with.
Through mediation, divorce becomes less confrontational and angry, and it is easier to plan the ceremony that will celebrate your passage to a new stage in your life.
For more information about divorce mediation contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.