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Divorce mediation: the road to post divorce happiness?


Nobody ever plans to get divorced during marriage. Several individuals may take precautions such as signing a prenuptial agreement but hope to never use it. The idea of divorce may haunt several Atlanta residents during marriage and even make its way into arguments but most people tend to avoid the dissolution of marriage. But for 50 percent of the married population, divorce may be inevitable. Each year countless American couples will go through divorce. While this process is generally pretty miserable, there are ways to go about it that eventually lead to happiness.

The pursuit of happiness is something every Atlanta resident strives for. Whether it is the traditional American dream of raising a family and establishing a fulfilling career or becoming an actor, everyone deserves a chance at happiness. Divorce is one of those unexpected events in life that is capable of deferring happiness but never ruining it. For individuals who feel that their life is over due to a divorce, they are greatly mistaken. While divorce may be immensely miserable at times and often negative, there are some positive means to go about it that can potentially work out for the best in the end.

There are usually two ways to go about divorce: file a divorce and be completely miserable or get divorced and work toward happiness. For many couples, divorce mediation can be a cost-effective and positive way to conclude a divorce. Mediation works to avoid court proceedings by working out an agreement in the most amicable way possible. Essentially both spouses will meet in a room with a neutral party to make divorce arrangements that are fair to both parties.

While mediation may not work for every couple, it is definitely worth a shot for any Atlanta resident considering a divorce. Happiness can ultimately be achieved either during or after divorce for many individuals.

Source: Huffington Post, "Divorce Advice: How To Have A Happy Divorce," Lisa Kaplin, July 21, 2013

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