The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident
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The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.

The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

4 Benefits of Mediation in Child Custody Cases

Yvonne Russell

When it comes to divorce, you, of course, have to address the issue of child custody, as well if you have children together. In order to do this successfully, many people choose to have mediation done. Mediation is when a neutral third party (the mediator) helps the two of you discuss parenting issues and reach an agreement. This is going to allow parents to work on communication with one another, as well as cooperation on both ends. Here are four more benefits of doing this:

  1. Saves Money: When you and your ex-spouse reach an agreement about child custody issues in mediation, this then removes the need to go to court. Court expenses are costly, so if you can avoid it altogether, you both save yourselves a great deal of money in the end. 
  2. Saves You Emotionally: Divorce already brings on an emotional time in life anyway and on top of that, having to deal with child custody is even more difficult. You, of course, don't want to lose any time with your child, but yet you must work together with the other parent to ensure that your child has support from both of you during his or her upbringing. During mediation, you will be able to feel a sense of more control, whereas, in court, the judge makes the ultimate parenting decisions for you. Although it may be difficult to come up with a solution together with your ex-spouse, at least you can both agree to what works best for the both of you instead of having a judge decide. 
  3. More Participation: During meditation, if you felt like you couldn't get your opinion across before about child custody matters, you will now have the ability to. With the help of the mediator, you will have the chance to speak without being interrupted or talked over like you may normally be when trying to speak to your ex-spouse on your own. This allows your ex to then possibly better understand your opinion and take it into consideration when resolving child custody matters. 
  4. Better Follow-Through: More often than not, parents who have done meditation on their child custody cases have experienced more follow-through with the arrangements. This means that you won't suffer as many future arguments about the situation because all the terms are typically agreed to and each parent does their part to live by the terms. 

Knowing some of the benefits of meditation can definitely make you feel more confident going into it, which is important to ensuring that you go in with peace of mind that the outcome will be more in your favor than you otherwise would've expected. For more information on family law, talk to a professional like Law Office of Diane F. Russell.