Jon, Kate, and Everyone Else Getting DivorcedJuly 26, 2009 9:27 am Comments Off on Jon, Kate, and Everyone Else Getting Divorced
Divorce always has a component of physical, psychological, social, financial, and logistical upheaval. And, upheaval makes for good TV. HOWEVER, if reality TV stars, Jon and Kate took their on-going divorce mess to the mediation table – without lawyers – with the goal of creating a workable agreement their process would make AMAZING TV. It would provide the public with an opportunity to see something that they have never seen before. Would it be pretty? No. But, the very difficult dialogue would be a unique and beneficial experience for all involved as well as those observing.
I am on a mission to change the way we divorce. And, the current economic mess is helping me prove my point. Divorce is a personal transition. It is insane that this transition should be guided or decided by lawyers or judges. How crazy is it for a family – that is already at an emotional low – to give a percentage of their financial resources to two outsiders who then argue over how to divide the remains? A couple going through a divorce does not need lawyers to fuel the flame, add to the drama, and put their children in a war zone. There is a better way!!