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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
In general, it’s always better to work to resolve contested issues outside of a formal courtroom setting. After both parties have completed their disclosures, you should hire an informed facilitator—such as a judge or an experienced family law attorney—to sit down with you both and try to help you settle any disagreements as smoothly as possible. A successful mediation effectively changes a contested divorce to an uncontested one.
Mediation is much less expensive than the alternative—a series of hearings which are likely to end in a formal trial. And mediation is much more flexible than the often impersonal solutions a trial court could impose upon you.
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