When it comes to the complexities of filing for divorce in Canada, there is an abundance of information out there. Some of its true, some of it’s not. To help you wade through the information, we’ve compiled a list of myths about divorce mediation to help you make steps towards an agreeable divorce.
MYTH 1: I’M ALL FOR DIVORCE MEDIATION, JUST NOT WITH MY SPOUSE
No myth may seem like a greater obstacle than this. You may not be able to stay in the same room, or even say hello to your spouse. How are you ever supposed to come together and find a solution?
This is where a divorce mediator can help.
Negotiating with your spouse can be hard. But you don’t have to do it alone. Coming to an agreement in a mature environment where all parties are engaged and working towards a solution is possible.
Years of marriage that have resulted in bottled up hurt and emotions in both parties means you may end up fighting the same old battles, again. Mediators can help keep conversations productive and focused. As a neutral third party, mediators can help you make rational decisions that are deemed fair by you, and your spouse.
MYTH 2: DIVORCE MEDIATORS ONLY TRY TO SAVE MARRIAGES
Divorce mediators are not therapists. When you sign up for divorce mediation, a mediator is not in a position to attempt to reunite you and your spouse.
Couples mediation means working together to come to an agreement on all issues pertaining to a couple’s separation. It means coming to a settlement both spouses agree on.
Source: Family Mediation Center