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Long Distance Mediation: Is Your Spouse Deployed?

Friday, May, 31, 2013

There are times in your life when you have to deal with emotional situations and make critical decisions.


Handling divorce problems is one such situation that has the full potential to test your nerves. In instances like these, communication usually breaks down. If your spouse is deployed, or if it is difficult for you to meet face to face, Long Distance Mediation may be an option.

Make the Best Choice


Mediation gives you a chance to control your own divorce. This is an extremely helpful service as it enables you to recover from a disturbing divorce. Moreover, you’ll be able to forget about the past and move ahead in your life. Mediation enables you and your partner to resolve divorce issues in a less conflicting manner. These include the custody and visitation rights of each party. You will also need to determine if any child support needs to be paid by one parent to the other. As children get older, they will want to participate in extracurricular activities. Discussions will be needed to address the costs for them.

Talk with a Mediator


The first step is to talk with a mediator.  Mediators are well-trained, skilled, and neutral individuals. They work with you and help you address problems, explore options, determine possibilities, and make the right choices. A mediator can develop agreements on various issues, including property and assets distribution, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Couples involved in mediation are likely to avail a more satisfying divorce process and better results.

With military couples, it is important to speak with someone who is well versed in the unique particulars involved with military pay, support and benefits.  For instance BAH; Post 9-11 College benefits; health insurance; division of retirement benefits; effect of disability income on child or spousal support; or bonus payments after divorce.

Long Distance Mediation


The mediation procedure usually produces the best results when you as well as your partner meet face-to-face. Nevertheless, if any of you is at a remote location or doesn’t want to meet personally, then long distance mediation will help you resolve the problem. The advanced communication technology plays an important role and helps you attain productive results. The Internet, speakerphones, microphone, video conferencing tools, and various other technology platforms help bring individuals together from any part of the world.

Long distance mediation ensures that you make practical decisions and reach feasible agreements no matter how far apart both parties are. This kind of mediation offers a win-win proposition to all participants and makes the process more comfortable and stress-free. If you are currently dealing with divorce problems, you may experience mixed emotions and feelings, such as stress, frustration, anger, despair, or annoyance. By choosing long distance mediation, both partners can stay involved in the process of mediation regardless of their distant locations. This ensures that you and your spouse enjoy the same benefits and outcomes.

A visit to our web site will get you started on what you need to know about divorce mediation.

By Rich Gordon, B.A., M.A., JD

A Fair Way Mediation Center