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lknup posted 8/14/2014 21:41 PM

We unexpectedly settled today during mediation! Lawyers need to finalize the paperwork and hopefully I will be divorced in 6 weeks! It is an odd feeling -- I didn't win or lose. I am glad to be finished with this chapter and 2+ years of hell, but nervous also. I'll be in the poorhouse, but I protected my kids as best as possible. And I had a good lawyer who wouldn't recommend I settle unless the offer was at least as good as I could expect from court... Ready to move forward!

Hopeful74 posted 8/14/2014 22:24 PM

I have seen a lot lately about mediation. That is not something that my lawyer has mentioned. What exactly is it?

lknup posted 8/15/2014 05:14 AM

An unbiased mediator goes back and forth between the two parties to try and reach an agreement. It can be done with or without lawyers present. Often court ordered before a judge will hear a case.

We started without lawyers (but we both had consulted one), reached partial agreement and then met again with lawyers to reach final agreement.

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