Tennessee couples who have decided to get a divorce may be wondering how they can make the process a little easier. Your divorce doesn’t need to be rife with legal battles. You can aim for uncontested divorce instead, which divorce mediators can help you achieve.

A common misconception people believe is that divorce mediators are trying to help couples stay together even after they have mutually decided to split, but that is untrue.

Instead, divorce mediators work as a neutral third party to provide insight and potential solutions to problems and arguments that you, the divorcing couple, may be running into. It is their job to listen to both sides of the argument and help you and your partner reach conclusions on important matters like:

  • Spousal support payments
  • Child support payments
  • Child custody arrangements and visitation schedules
  • Debt division
  • Property division

In order to have an uncontested divorce, you and your partner must reach agreements on all of these aspects and more. If you cannot reach an agreement, then this is where litigation will come into play. You will need to take your case to court and have the court decide things for you.

Fortunately, if you opt for the aid of a divorce mediator, you may be able to reach agreements together outside of court. If you are currently struggling to see eye-to-eye but still wish for an uncontested divorce, consider taking advantage of additional tools like mediation.