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Old 01-12-2015, 07:08 PM
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For those that tried mediation.

Did it work for you? Was it cheaper or more expensive than court? How many meetings did it take to come to an agreement for you?
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If the two of you are amiciacable to each other it well work I believe. but if you both are hard headed and cant compromise it wont work. Our first mediation lasted 3hours and accomplished nothing.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:24 PM
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I would say that it really depends on how big a gap there is between what you want and what your Ex wants. Personally I think it's a waste of time. If neither of you is willing to compromise, it probably won't do you any good.

Though if you can settle all issues without having to go to court you will save a truckload of money and Prozac. Give it a shot - see how it goes.
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Mine dosent care about money. she figure it grows on trees. It's always a great Idea to try and save. thats the whole Idea behind mediation. and of course emotional roller coster and the fighting. And when thats all said and done SLEEPING again.
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Did you go to pre-mediation meeting? If so did you go separately or together? And did emotions run high during mediation? If so do the mediators do anything about it? Can I bring a supportive person with me to mediation just in case I need emotional support?
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Janibel...Prozac lol!
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Childrenandhappy...if you don't mind me asking how many hours total did you do mediation before realizing mediation wasn't going to work? Mediation prices i got so far are not cheap! Cheaper than court I suppose but im afraid to waste money and time on one angle to only have to go another after.
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Total of six hours. Are you two able to talk. if you two can work things out right now without out fighting. I would say do mediation. but if you cant talk right now and disagree on everything then you are wasting your time.
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We are talking right now, well we really haven't discussed much about money and assets just mostly about the kids. I don't foresee much arguing re as seats and money (hopefully) but im afraid that we might argue about the kids. It was a situation that involved the kids that made us separate. It's a touchy situation.
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*Assets not *as seats...getting late!
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