If you are considering divorce and don't want to exhaust your savings to do so, you should consider divorce mediation instead. It will not only save you money, but time as well, as opposed to a lengthy and costly divorce. It is especially beneficial if children are part of the divorce.
In order to prepare yourself for divorce mediation, there are a few things you should know. First, you must get all of your paperwork in order. This will be required of both parties and must be present at the time of mediation. Your mediator will instruct you on exactly what to bring, and will inform you that you are entitled to see all of your spouse's documents as well.
You can then bring these documents home and review them, comparing them to the information that you have. To make things easier, separate the documents into separate files to maintain a sense of order. It is important to review all of your accounts, both together and separate, as well as any debts that either party owes. And finally, you will be asked to complete an equitable distribution worksheet that details your liabilities and assets.
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