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Be a Good Listener During Your Mediation

One of the most important factors in your ability to navigate efficiently through the mediation process and come to mutually agreeable resolutions is how well you listen to your spouse. Mediation can only be successful when there is strong communication between the parties involved, and good communication requires good listening. Here are a few tips… Read More »

Strategies to Help You Stay Calm if Mediation Gets Tense

The process of mediation can be emotionally fraught even when both spouses have committed themselves to the process and to negotiating in good faith. Things may occasionally get tense in these sessions. In these moments, it is important to stay calm and move past the issues as best you can to avoid further inflaming tensions… Read More »

Prepare Yourself Emotionally for the Mediation Process

You’ve probably been thinking about getting a divorce for quite some time. But even a person who has had plenty of time to think and reflect on the idea of divorcing might find the actual process to be emotionally challenging. Therefore, it’s important for you to prepare yourself emotionally for the mediation process. Here are… Read More »

Making Your Divorce Mediation More Productive

Want to get more done in your mediation sessions and speed the process along? Here are some tips to help you make the process more productive. Know why you’re there: You aren’t at mediation to go through therapy, or to have someone else make decisions for you. Mediation is a conversation that requires active participation… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation

Interested in learning more about what to expect from divorce mediation? Here’s a quick collection of answers to some frequently asked questions about mediation you may find helpful. Q: Why is it beneficial to have a lawyer in a mediation case? In mediation, you are not required to come with an attorney, but it can… Read More »

Mediation Establishes Communication Strategies That Can Be Helpful for Coparenting

Divorce mediation is a favorable alternative to litigation for many couples because it allows them to talk through the issues of their divorce and come to mutually agreeable solutions to those issues. This is an especially beneficial process for parents, who will need to stay in constant communication with each other after the divorce is… Read More »

Online Mediation Can Result in Calmer, More Engaged Participants

The closures of courts across the nation in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in virtual hearings and meetings, including mediation sessions. While many mediators and attorneys worried the virtual setting could hamper participation, it actually became apparent that online mediation could increase engagement and reduce the potential for… Read More »

Watch Your Nonverbal Cues in a Mediation Setting

In a mediation setting, sometimes what you’re not saying can be just as important as what you are saying. For this reason, it’s very important that you pay attention to your nonverbal cues so you avoid giving off a message you’d rather not broadcast. Here are a few examples of some of the cues you… Read More »

Important Statistics that Show the Value of Divorce Mediation

You’ve probably heard a variety of statistics about divorce over the years. Perhaps the most disputed statistic is that 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce. But there are plenty of other statistics that are not nearly as controversial that show how valuable divorce mediation can be for resolving divorce issues and helping couples… Read More »

Resources to Help You Find a Divorce Mediator

If you and your spouse agree to use mediation as the method through which you will negotiate your divorce, you will need to find a mutually agreeable mediator to handle the case. An attorney will be able to refer you to mediators they’ve worked with before, which is one of the benefits of working with… Read More »