Choosing communication over conflict.
After seeing countless cases get stuck in a broken system that often costs people everything they have, I knew there had to be a better way.
I believe that mediation is that better way, but it does take cooperation and the willingness to let go of at least some of the bitterness and upset that usually surrounds the divorce process.
Conflict arrises when communication breaks down and one person stops trying to see things from the other's perspective.
At this point, it can seem easier to simply walk away, hire a litigation attorney, and let them handle everything. Unfortunately, that's not typically how it works (unless maybe you have unlimited funds and aren't considering the emotional toll it takes on you and your kids).