How Should You Dress for Mediation?
It’s quite common for people to be so focused on what they need to prepare and think about regarding divorce-related issues before mediation that they don’t even consider how they should dress for the appointment.
Mediation is not as formal as court, but it’s still not a completely casual environment. The attire you wear for your session should reflect that in-between ground.
Picking your outfit
You don’t need to be too detailed with how you plan out your outfit, but in general your goal should be to make a good impression on your mediator and showcase yourself as being mature and capable.
The opinions your mediator forms of you may will influence how they evaluate your positions and how seriously they take some of the concerns of your case. While the mediator is not in a position to make decisions about the matters of your divorce, the way they perceive you will still affect the strategies they implement in the mediation process, even if it’s just on a subconscious level.
So, as a general rule you can go with business casual attire for a mediation session. You don’t need to get as formal as you would for court, but it’s still a good idea to present yourself well and wear something nice. Just make sure whatever you wear is reasonably comfortable, as you may be in the meeting room for an extended session. This means wearing practical shoes and clothing items.
For more tips about how you should dress for your divorce mediation sessions, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.