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Old 05-12-2012, 09:00 PM
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Default Why court?

I have just finished my 3 year struggle to finalize all kinds of issues related to my divorce. I agreed to mediation/arbitration and it was completed in 4 hours.
Why aren't more cases handled this way? It was truly a good experience for me. The facts were presented, the truth was told. I have to mention that because I was truthful and with the 3rd question the arbitrator asked me, it was to my detriment financially, for me it was easy sailing from then on.
I didn't get all that I had requested in my mediation brief, but ultimately was given a fair deal and that is what I had prayed for.
I am able to work and have as much income as I can generate and it will not effect my SS for 5 years and then it will be reviewed. Is this common?