An attempt to mediate during a divorce and the last resort, that is the Court. Arranged blocks with the words Husband, Wife, Mediator and the Court. The order of the proceedings in family conflict.

Why doesn’t Marriage Counseling always Work? It’s Complicated…

If you and your spouse have been seeing a couples’ therapist and are finding that marriage counseling isn’t working, you’re not alone. In fact, it is not uncommon for couples who take part in counseling sessions to not experience complete success. This happens for a number of reasons.  Firstly, couples often wait until it is too late to seek the services of a marriage counselor.  Often it’s a last-ditch effort to save an already broken marriage. Secondly, couples may not be giving it enough time, or may lack at least one fully engaged spouse.  Perhaps most importantly, some couples just haven’t found the right therapist. Couples therapy can be an arduous and complicated process. And although the overwhelming majority of therapists in private practice offer marriage counseling, few are knowledgeable about how it should be conducted.

It’s about more than the hour long sessions

There are a number of approaches qualified couples’ therapists can take.  Finding the approach that works best for you and your spouse requires research that goes beyond reliance on a simple recommendation.  Unfortunately, even with weekly interactions and the best help, some may still find that marriage counseling isn’t working.  When this happens, you and your spouse may consider initializing a separation or filing for divorce. If you are contemplating either, consider enlisting the services of an attorney who specializes in family law to ensure the most equitable outcome.

Divorce isn’t the only option

Understandably, all efforts should be directed toward avoiding the divorce process.  But if you and your spouse have tried to repair your marriage, and therapy hasn’t worked, it is prudent to take the next step and seek legal assistance.  Serving Orange County and other local areas for over two decades, the divorce mediation attorneys at Buncher Family Law Corporation are poised to help.  Our team of highly experienced and skilled Irvine family law attorneys can advise you of your options and guide you through every step of the process.  Let us help you on your way to a new beginning.

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