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Don’t let emotions take charge when mediating your divorce

| Oct 13, 2021 | Collaborative Divorce

Spouses going through a divorce may expect a lengthy and contentious battle before they finally reach a settlement agreement. In many cases, divorcing spouses can work through mediation to reach a settlement agreement amicably, though.

Mediation is a good option in many divorces because it puts the spouses impacted by the terms of the agreement in control of what happens. During this process, it’s best to keep your emotions out of the decisions you’re making. 

Look at the logical side of things

You must let logic be the cornerstone of all decisions you make when it comes to your divorce. You may feel a strong emotional connection to some of the property that’s being divided; however, unless there’s a sentimental reason for you to fight for an asset, you should think about how keeping it will impact your future. 

Before you go into the first mediation session, make a list of the assets that have to be divided. Determine which ones you need to fight for and which ones you can let go of. This gives you an idea of what types of negotiations you might be willing to use during the process. Discuss this list with your divorce team, so they know what goals you have for the divorce. 

Going through a divorce is a stressful event. Working with someone who’s familiar with the process and who can help you along the way is beneficial. This may enable you to remain focused on making decisions that are in your best interests.