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Mediation for a Gray Divorce

July 11, 2023

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All too often, as couples reach retirement age, they realize that they have different values and priorities and they are no longer aligned in their marriage. Many of these same couples want to avoid the potentially costly, stressful, and time-consuming process of getting a divorce. Thankfully, there is another option for handling a gray divorce. Mediation can be a great choice for couples over 50, especially if the relationship has ended amicably and both parties are able to work together to come to an effective resolution that works for their unique needs.

What Is Mediation, and Why Is it a Good Idea for Those Going Through a Gray Divorce Later in Life?

Divorce mediation is a process that takes place outside of court, allowing the couple to reach a settlement on their terms instead of having one imposed by a judge. Mediation can work particularly well for gray divorces because some of the usual causes of conflict may be less likely to complicate these cases. Usually, at this stage in life, aspects of divorce like child support, child custody, and co-parenting plans aren’t concerns. Most of the issues that need to be worked out in a gray divorce will be financial and property-related. For couples who are able to effectively talk through these issues and agree upon decisions, mediation is often the best choice.

It is important that you have a divorce lawyer on your side to represent your best interests and guide you through the process of engaging a mediator, resolving disagreements, and finalizing your agreement with the court. The team at Goranson Bain Ausley, the largest law firm in Texas exclusively practicing family law, in gray divorce and mediation, and our attorneys take a constructive approach to negotiation that can help make this process as painless as possible.

Consult an Experienced Attorney for Help With Your Mediated Divorce

The divorce mediation attorneys at Goranson Bain Ausley’s offices in AustinDallasFort WorthGranbury, and Plano have the expertise to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your unique case. If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage with the help of a mediator, contact us today to get started.

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