The most difficult decision has already been made—you have decided that it is time to get divorced. Now comes the next challenging decision, you have to decide how you are going to get divorced. Will you be able to finalize your divorce with a Bellevue divorce mediation and without having to go to trial?

Why You Need to Pick Your Battles Before You Start Mediation

If you are interested in a Bellevue divorce mediation then it is important to decide which battles are most important to you before you get started. The results of this analysis are going to be different for every person and are dependent on things such as your personal priorities and the opinions of you soon to be ex-spouse.

It is important to identify your priorities so that you can talk to a lawyer about whether a Bellevue divorce mediation is the best option for you.

How to Pick Your Battles

Now that you know the importance of picking your battles, it is time to discuss how to pick them. Right now everything may seem important. However, in order to really pinpoint your priorities it is important to consider:

  • Why it is important to you – Is it important to you because you believe it is in the best interest of your children, because it will make a difference to your future, or because you are angry with your spouse?
  • Your goals – How will this particular battle effect your short-term and long-term post-divorce goals?
  • What could happen if you don’t fight a particular issue – Is it worth going to trial?

You Know the Answers, But a Lawyer Can Help

Only you can know which divorce battles are worth fighting. However, a Washington State lawyer can help explain the pros and cons of a Bellevue divorce mediation to you based on the anticipated disagreements that you may have with your spouse. Then, you can make an informed decision about what to do next. Please contact us today via this website for a confidential consultation.

Molly B. Kenny
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington