I’m sorry. That is wrong.
I'm not saying mediation is wrong. I just think the rules have to be tweaked a bit.
I realize mediation gives the appearance of an amicable divorce, but in most cases, I’m sure it’s not why people want to mediate.
People are getting a divorce for a “reason.” Most of the time one or the other is cheating, lying, abusing, has dark secrets, is a narcissist—the list goes on. (Refer to my post on June 19, 2013 of top reasons why people divorce)
I believe, even in mediation, the accounts should be halved, or 60-40—whatever the court will allow—and the offending party should move out.*
- Did you use a mediator for your divorce?
- Were you pleased with the results?
- What would you have done differently?
- I'd love a lawyer's opinion on the subject.