Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

What Do You Want Out of Your Divorce Mediation?

As you and your spouse prepare to head into your divorce mediation process, it is important for you to spend some time getting mentally prepared for what’s to come. This should include taking some time to set some goals and define for yourself what it is you want to get out of the process. Here… Read More »

What to Do When You Receive Divorce Papers

The moment you receive divorce papers can be a gut punch, even if you knew it was coming. It’s important to take immediate action after receiving those papers to protect your rights and secure your future. Here’s a quick look at some of the steps you should take when you receive divorce papers. Read the… Read More »

Get Independent Legal Help Before Your Mediation

Mediation is an effective divorce method for people who want to maintain their privacy and exercise control over the outcome of their divorce. However, there are some limitations, including the fact that the mediator is a neutral third party who will not (and cannot) advocate for you in your sessions or privately advise you on… Read More »

Compromise and Concession are Necessary for Successful Mediation

One of the most difficult parts of the divorce process for people to come to terms with is the fact that they will have to compromise and make concessions at some point in the negotiations. It is extremely rare that a person gets everything they want in a divorce agreement. Therefore, it is critical for… Read More »

A Basic Checklist for Successful Divorce Mediation

Thorough preparation increases the odds of your success with divorce mediation. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a brief list of everything you’ll need to arrange or consider if you are to succeed with mediation. Take a look at this checklist! Find a divorce mediator who is experienced, respected and certified. Determine how much your… Read More »

Plan for Mediation With Your Children in Mind

Children are capable of handling more than many give them credit for, but divorce is hard on anyone—especially kids. As you and your spouse go through your divorce process, you should always keep your children in mind with the decisions you make, and aim to minimize the impact on their lives as much as possible…. Read More »

Tips for Researching Mediators Before You Choose One

When you and your spouse decide to go forward with mediation for your divorce, it is important to choose a mediator who is well trained and who will be a good fit for your needs. As with any important decision, you should do plenty of research before you make your selection. Your divorce lawyer will… Read More »

You Can Collaborate With Your Spouse on Pre-Mediation Prep

Mediation is an excellent alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce—but only if both parties are actually interested in having active involvement in the process. You can go into mediation with some momentum already by collaborating on pre-mediation prep. Work together to get ready for mediation In most cases, divorce mediation is entirely voluntary. You and… Read More »

Always Set Goals Before Beginning Divorce Mediation

One of the best ways to measure the success of your mediation process is to set some goals at the outset regarding what you would like to achieve. Goals give you something to aim for, and also guide all the discussions you will have with your spouse and the mediator. If you don’t have any… Read More »

Make Sure You Do Your Homework Before Divorce Mediation

Have you and your spouse made the decision to go forward with mediation for your divorce? That’s a great first step—but now you need to start getting prepared. Your mediator exists to serve as a neutral third party. They can help guide your conversations and steer you in the right direction, but they can’t make… Read More »