Being Too Aggressive Can Hurt the Chances of Successful Mediation
There are a variety of potential mistakes people could make in the process of divorce mediation that could prevent them from achieving the best possible results. Perhaps the biggest mistake is coming in too aggressive and ultimately poisoning the discussions you have with your spouse i the sessions.
While it is good to stick to your principles and have high-priority issues in your negotiations, it is important to remain open to discussion and compromise.
You cannot enter mediation expecting to get everything you want out of your divorce, or with the mindset that you are going to steamroll your want to your ideal outcome. You must be fair to each other during the divorce process, even if you don’t always agree with everything your spouse says or wants. Mediators are skilled at helping parties level the playing field and maintain positive conversations.
In addition, the mindset that you can “win” the mediation can be toxic and potentially prevent a successful outcome. Just because the other party gets something they want does not mean it is detrimental to your own case. This attitude can be extremely destructive in divorce mediation and negotiations and could quickly bring your case to a halt.
Instead, go into your sessions with a collaborative mindset so you can both find victories. That is the best way to get a positive outcome, especially if you have children together and will need to stay in regular communication for co-parenting.
For more information about how you can find success in divorce mediation, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.