Although it would be nice if it did, mediation is not always the best solution for all divorces. Sometimes, one person or a couple is so angry at one another that they can't talk to one another to resolve the divorce. Sometimes, one person is vindictive or wants to manipulate the divorce by being difficult.
After a divorce, there may be times when you need to address changes in your custody arrangements, alimony or other aspects of your divorce agreements. If that's the case, then you will need to ask for a post-decree modification.
When you and your spouse decided to divorce, you may have felt overwhelmed with the decisions you had to make. Your first concern may have been for your children's well-being, but you also wanted to be sure your finances were in reasonably good shape for your post-divorce life. You may have had to find new living arrangements and determine how you would divide the furniture and other assets.
While the state of Illinois legalized same-sex marriage only months before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2015, you may have been among the many who rejoiced and celebrated when the federal government acknowledged your right to marry the person you love, no matter which state you live in.
As technology advances, it's becoming easier to stay in touch than ever before. This can be a huge benefit for parents who have to share custody of their children. Instead of relying on letters or simple phone calls, they can now participate actively in their children's lives through video calls and video games. They can interact through digital media, like with quick text messages of voice messages.
Many people, even those on good terms with their estranged spouses, still have times when they become involved in disputes with them. It might be over money, property or children, but the same issue applies: They can't agree.
Among the things that can be sources of stress during a divorce are financial matters.