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Divorce mediation: Trial may be unavoidable in certain cases

Moving forward with the dissolution of a marriage in Pennsylvania can understandably leave a person struggling with a wide range of emotions. One the one hand, he or she may be happy to break free from an unfulfilling marriage. At the same time, this individual might not look forward to the conflict he or she may face during the divorce proceeding. However, in some marriages that are rife with problems, divorce is the only solution. Here are some signs that going through divorce trial, or perhaps opting for divorce mediation, may be appropriate given the circumstances.

First, perhaps one spouse has lost trust in the other. It is not unreasonable for divorce to occur as a result, as a lack of trust can deal a fatal blow to a marital relationship. Although the couple may try counseling, it might not be sufficient to rehabilitate the relationship.

Second, one spouse might have lost interest in everything that the other spouse values -- for example, his or her career or social life. In this situation, it may behoove the parties to separate and move on with their individual lives. Also, two spouses may decide to move on if what made their relationship so special years ago starts to fade and ultimately disappear over time. Finally, some spouses simply get tired of arguing with one another and determine that divorcing is the only way to finally put a stop to it.

No matter what the reason for a marital breakup may be, going through divorce mediation versus traditional litigation may be a smart move. After all, mediation is generally a lot less stressful, less costly and less time-consuming than proceeding to trial. Of course, not all marital issues, such as property division, can be resolved outside of court. Whether two divorcing spouses end up making mediation work or have to go to court, an attorney in Pennsylvania can provide the guidance necessary to ensure that his or her client's rights and best interests are protected.

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