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Factors That Prolong a Mediated Divorce


For some divorcing couples, a mediated divorce offers an amicable and uncomplicated dissolution of their marriage. In mediated divorces, divorcing couples arrive at a mutual agreement of the conditions of their divorce before meeting with a neutral, court-appointed mediator to finalize their divorce.

These divorces are often less expensive and time-consuming than litigated court divorces since the only required expense is that of the mediator. However, some individuals feel more comfortable arriving at their divorce agreement when they have retained the legal advice from an experienced lawyer. Aside from providing legal advice about the terms of a divorce, a lawyer can help resolve any disputes that may arise during the process, thereby helping ensure the divorce does not require court litigation.

Potential Reasons for a Slow-Moving Mediated Divorce

A mediated divorce can be among the least expensive and time-consuming options available for divorcing couples. However, a few key factors can prolong a mediated divorce including:

  • Conflict over the division of assets
  • Child custody issues
  • The level of willingness to cooperate

The decision for a married couple to divorce can often be difficult and painful. The Houston lawyers at Diggs & Sadler understand how delicate these matters can be for all parties involved and can offer discrete, experienced legal advice to help ensure the terms of a mediated divorce are fair and agreeable.

Contact a Houston Mediated Divorce Law Firm Today

If you are considering a mediated divorce or have already begun taking steps in the process, the experienced lawyers at Diggs & Sadler can help facilitate the process. To speak with one of our lawyers today, please fill out our contact form or call (713) 766-5355.

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