mediated divorce

Is There a Place for Kindness in Divorce?

Is There a Place for Kindness in Divorce?

The woman I spoke with the other day called to see if mediation would be appropriate for her.  She had just received a blow.  In the course of her delicate discussions with her husband about a trial separation, she learned he was hiding an affair and the costs- both financial and emotional-  blindsided her.  She realized in that moment that he probably was not considering this a trial separation.

The Divorce Continuum

It surprises people to learn that filing for divorce is a relatively easy and inexpensive process in North Carolina.  Necessary paperwork can be obtained online or through the Clerk of Court’s office.  The $225 filing fee can be waived for those who can’t afford it.  But how often do you hear someone say that a divorce was cheap and easy?