A suitable instrument for conflict resolution and for promoting an atmosphere of constructive debate

By the time the decision to divorce is made, the damage is often done: Positions have hardened, feelings are hurt, it's all about money and the children. To hire a lawyer on both sides seems the only way out - a tricky fallacy entailing the danger of long, nerve-racking and expensive divorce war.  

In many cases it makes sense to jointly mandate a mediator to draw up a proposal for a solution. The aim of divorce mediation is to find an amicable solution that is feasible for both spouses. The mediation procedure has the advantage that the parties are offered an unbureaucratic and confidential discussion platform in which the interests of all parties involved - especially those of the children – are taken into account. Our conclusion after many years of experience with disputed divorces as well as with divorce mediation is that mediation is much more than an "alternative dispute resolution mechanism". In fact, it is a suitable instrument for conflict resolution and for promoting an atmosphere of constructive debate.

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