Is it possible to find a peaceful place for both parties in a divorce and somehow discover an opportunity to creatively design their own resolution? Actually, it is! Adam Nugent and Kate Strong welcome Sara Dickson to the podcast. She is a Utah court roster mediator and counselor. Her focus when working with individuals, partners in a relationship, and families going through tough times like divorce or separation is to heal the individual so that everyone, including children, partners, and other family members, can thrive afterward rather than just survive. Understanding the importance of communication between co-parents is crucial. This is such an important conversation to have to help everyone involved in the relationship to move forward and truly heal. Don’t miss today’s powerful episode.
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Our guest today, Sara Dickson, has a unique perspective to share with you today: Divorce doesn’t have to be negative. This exclusive outlook is the reason that she is able to ease the tension and burden that divorce can cause for so many families. With a children-first approach, Sara is the mediator and counselor that divorced couples need to successfully co-parent their children and resolve conflict. Learn more about her philosophy in the podcast episode below!
AN: What’s interesting about the whole divorce system, it’s a racket in many ways, and when you get attorneys involved, it gets expensive. What’s your experiences with the system in general? When I’ve have clients and other friends who are going through it, I’m like, oh you’ve got to call. You’re already a hundred grand into this. There’s an easier way.
SD: This is why I’m glad we’re having this conversation. I want to get the word out because divorce is not something a lot of people like to talk about. I have a unique perspective where I don’t believe that divorce should be negative. I may be one of a few people in the state of Utah or even the nation that believe that. Every time in our law conferences or mediator conferences, everyone’s like, “Raise your hand if you think divorce is the worst.” And the majority of people raise their hand. And then they ask, “Who thinks it’s good?” And I raise my hand because a lot of times when you’re ready to start a new chapter in your life, then it’s okay. Divorce doesn’t have to be negative, but they make you think that the only way to get divorced is to hire an attorney and to go litigate your case.
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