Many labels are used when the end of a marriage leaves the ex-partners on friendly terms. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin call it a “conscious uncoupling,” because they strive to remain friends even though the marriage is over. No matter what label the mediation process gets, more and more divorcing couples in Arizona are striving for a peaceful divorce.
It is important to realize that divorce is as much of a process as getting married. Ordinarily, before a couple gets married, the parties get engaged and spend months planning the wedding before exchanging vows. Divorce can be viewed in the same way. Once an Arizona couple decides to live separate lives, it is necessary to put as much thought into the divorce as was put into the wedding.
The idea of conscious uncoupling is not a completely new idea, and in fact, it has been around since 1976. With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce these days, more people are looking for a peaceful breakup, and the concept is growing in popularity. Parents in particular strive to make the process as easy as possible for their children. Further, more couples these days would like to remain friends — after all, they were once in love.
Sometimes, however, figuring out how to do that is not always easy. Fortunately, mediators often have legal or mental health backgrounds, or both. In some cases, couples may work with a mediation team of which each is an expert in a specific related field. Couples in Arizona considering divorce may find that through mediation making decisions about the futures of all involved becomes much easier. This could provide the parties with the atmosphere they need to end their marriage in a friendly manner.
Contact Our Phoenix Divorce Lawyers
Regardless of how long you have been married or how complicated your case may seem, our Phoenix divorce lawyers can help. Call the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C. at (480) 820-4771 or toll-free at (888) 352-7725 for a consultation.
Source: nypost.com, “Divorcing couples follow Gwyneth’s lead and “consciously uncouple”“, Kate Storey, May 27, 2014