The end of your marriage may have brought you grief or relief. Every marriage is unique, and the factors that contribute to the end of one marriage may be very different from those that lead to the demise of another. Fortunately, there is more than one way to divorce, and many couples desire a process that does not add more stress to an already anxious time. A couple may simply figure it out on their own, or they may try a form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.
However, as much as you may want to use a peaceful form of divorce like mediation, your situation may not be appropriate for it. While you would certainly want to discuss the particulars with your attorney before making a decision, there are some red flags that indicate mediation may not be the best way to achieve a fair divorce settlement.