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One of many great aspects of divorce mediation is the collaborative spirit of the professionals who do this work. I am always pleased to see the results of professionals coming together to help divorcing families get through this difficult transition. I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here are my best tips:

 1. Take a co-parenting class.

There are numbers of them online. From these classes, you will learn that there are many equally valuable ways to raise a child. What matters most to your shared child is that you love her or him enough to accept that your child loves you both.

2. Exchange financial information cooperatively.

The pie to be divided is limited. During a divorce, you will meet a number of pie-loving professionals. Be careful to save some pie for the people who baked it: you and your soon to be former spouse. One of the best ways to save that pie for yourselves is to cooperate in exchanging financial information and to use joint financial experts if you need help to divide an asset.

3. Give yourself permission to mourn.

Divorce is a loss and losses must be mourned. Join a support group, find a therapist, take an exercise class, or practice meditation. Many divorcing people find these healthy coping strategies helpful.

You can read the full article here: How to Prepare for Divorce.

I want to thank Cheryl Dillon of Equitable Mediation for moderating the panel and helping us to collaborate to bring you a peaceful divorce.  The experts on the panel offer excellent tips to help you get through your divorce with as little conflict as possible. If you want to learn more about peaceful divorce through Divorce Mediation at Jarratt Law Firm, set up your free phone call.

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