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Thinking About Divorce in Today's Economy

“More people are out of work today than were last year.” 

“There will be a double dip recession primarily because of the intransigence of high unemployment and the rapidly faltering housing market.” 

“The unemployment rate is 9.5% and virtually certain to rise in the second half of the year.” 


These are just a small sample of the media headlines I saw this past weekend.  Depressing?  Like it or not, the shape of our economy is often a gauge for many of the daily emotions we all can experience.  The markets are up and we are happy. The markets are down and so are we.  Our country’s current economic turmoil has many of us on an emotional roller coaster.

It's hard enough for intact families.  But sadly, it’s even harder for couples in troubled marriages – those who are facing separation or divorce. The serious financial consequences of divorce will always weigh heavily on the minds of a couple who are contemplating divorce.   They’ll think twice about it.  They may delay the inevitable. 

Divorce mediation is an affordable alternative to the traditional two-lawyer adversarial approach to separa­tion and divorce. Today’s harsh economic realities make mediation
worth consider­ing for couples who realize that their marriage has ended. Traditional divorce requires that each party have separate attorneys. The initial combined retainers can exceed thousands of dollars.  The amounts will increase as long as issues between the parties remain unresolved. A traditional, litigated divorce can drag on over a year or more, which only adds to the emotional distress which always accompanies the end of a mar­riage.

As a divorce mediator at Innovative Divorce Solutions, I help couples negotiate the terms of their divorce agreement. I try to do this by fostering an environment of cooperation and respect.

In contrast to the traditional litigated divorce, there are no exorbitant retainer fees for mediation.  The entire process can often be completed within two to four sessions of 90 minutes each.  I offer a free consultation to introduce the couple to the mediation and divorce process, and to answer any questions they may have.

It is important for couples to realize that even in today’s very difficult economy, there is a way to navigate the intricacies of separation and divorce at a fraction of the cost of a traditional divorce.  This can be accomplished within a relatively short amount of time. 

Divorce Mediation is the way to go. Call us today to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.

INNOVATIVE DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

(801) 633-1361

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