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Does Your Agreement Contain An “Expansion Joint?”

The typical mediated divorce, where there are children in the marriage, will deal with many issues, all of which will fall within the major areas of  property division, maintenance (spousal support), parenting (custody and visitation), and child support.

While mediation is well-suited to deal with the tangle of  issues in a full divorce, it is no less effective to deal with a single issue (or set of issues) falling within any one of the noted major categories.  Despite the good intentions of the parties and their drafters, future issues and disputes may arise under existing agreements, prompted by unforeseen developments and significant changes in circumstances.
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