Lesser-Known Tips for Mediation Preparation
If you’re preparing to go to divorce mediation, you’ve probably already looked up a variety of information about what to expect in the process, what information you need to bring, how long you can expect the process to take and other issues of that nature.
However, as attorneys who specialize in assisting clients as they go through divorce mediation, we have additional insights you might not think about that can help you have a more comfortable and successful experience in your divorce mediation sessions.
With this in mind, here are a few often-overlooked tips to help you prepare for your sessions.
Bring water and a snack: Your meetings might get long, and it is good to keep yourself comfortable while you’re there. Whether you save it for break times or even break it out during the session itself, water and snacks can help you stay comfortable and keep your mood regulated, which is important in a setting in which you need to stay cordial and even-keeled.
Get plenty of sleep: This is probably easier said than done if you are nervous about your divorce mediation, but it’s important to note regardless. Do your best to get a full night’s sleep before you head into your mediation session. This will keep you feeling rested, alert and positive.
Read about the process: You will find it much less stress-inducing to go through the divorce mediation process when you are already well-versed in how it works. Part of the reason people feel such stress in the process is because they do not know what to expect. The unknown can be frightening, so do a bit of reading and ask questions of your mediator or attorney in advance.
For more tips to help you prepare for mediation, contact an experienced Long Island mediation lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.