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Divorce mediation can reduce trauma of a divorce in your 20s

It is not uncommon for Massachusetts individuals who divorce in their early 20s to feel disillusioned. While you may want to get the divorce over and done with, your friends may be planning their own weddings. If there are no children yet, the divorce process may not be a long drawn out process of court battles. In fact, litigation may be avoided altogether if both spouses are willing to resolve existing issues through divorce mediation.

Divorce mediation involves the two spouses, their respective attorneys and a mediator who will facilitate negotiations. In addition to active participation in the negotiation process, each attorney will work to ensure the legality of the divorce agreement that is ultimately drafted and executed. Mediation will not only be less time consuming and more cost effective than a litigated divorce, but it will also allow you to play a direct role in the decisions that will make up the final divorce agreement.

Ranting about your ex and your divorce on Facebook and other social media will only slow down the healing process. In fact, social media postings can have an adverse impact on your case. A comment or image posted on the Internet may seem innocent at the time but could become evidence in court that can cause further conflict.

Navigating a divorce at such a young age is often difficult even if you have not invested much and there are no child-related issues. The support of an experienced Massachusetts divorce attorney may be invaluable. A lawyer can assess the circumstances and provide the guidance and support during divorce mediation. An attorney will work to ensure the protection of your rights and interests as you prepare to create a new life for yourself.

Source: The Huffington Post, "8 Pieces Of Advice For Divorce In Your 20s", Brittany Wong, Aug. 13, 2015

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