Entire blogs could, I’m certain, be dedicated solely to the topic of how busy life seems to be these days. Clearly, and for a vast variety of reasons, many of us have too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it – a hectic pace that doesn’t leave time for what’s often very important to us.
Given the subject of this posting, let me get straight to the point: Distance mediation sessions are relatively easy to fit into your busy schedule. Because you can use the technology that you have at hand, travel is eliminated, reducing the amount of time required for you to attend mediation. Sessions which might normally be many hours in length – to take advantage of everyone being in the same place – can be shortened, making them easier to work into your overloaded day. Depending on your distance mediator’s and ex’s schedules, the timing of the sessions may also be more flexible, allowing you to attend them without having to take time off work. If you use an asynchronous type technology (like e-mail or a text-based mediation platform), the timing is even more flexible as you can participate in the discussions at whatever time of day suits you the best.
If you have been feeling that you simply don’t have enough time to meet with your former spouse or partner to resolve the issues coming out of your separation or divorce, you may want to explore the option of using distance mediation. You can get more information on how to do that here.