It’s been nearly two years since we mentioned the Patrick Dempsey/Jillian Fink divorce, when we talked about the benefits of mediation and how it could help ease the split. Well, it appears we spoke nearly two years too soon ”“ mediation won’t be a factor, because Fink called off the divorce. The papers were dismissed in early November.
The couple originally filed for divorce in January 2015, citing irreconcilable differences. And, while they may not have gone through the legal process of mediation, it certainly sounds like they did some mediation of their own to fight through whatever differences were causing the rift in their marriage. Just ask Patrick:
“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” the Grey’s Anatomy star, popularly known as McDreamy, told People Magazine. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.”
How Mediation Can Keep Divorce Civil
Mediation is one method that couples can use to get through the divorce process without too many battle scars. Through the use of a neutral mediator, you and your spouse can work through issues in a manner meant to create a fair, balanced outcome. Mediation can help introduce an air of civility to divorce, which can often become contentious. Keeping interactions positive with your spouse can go a long way, especially if there are significant financial issues or children involved in a divorce.
Our Denver family law firm employs skilled mediators who can help facilitate a smooth divorce for your and your spouse.