Questions That Can Help You Build Perspective When Preparing for Mediation
While you are likely to be preoccupied with present circumstances during your divorce, it is critical that you keep an eye on the future throughout all of your preparations and negotiations. After all, while the divorce process might feel like it stretches on endlessly, it is actually only a small blip in the rest of your life to come. What you do during this process could have a significant impact on the rest of your life.
As you work with your spouse in mediation, never lose sight of what you want your life to look like moving forward. Here are a few questions you can use to maintain that focus and guide all of your negotiations during your mediation sessions.
- What do you want your life to look like in one, two, five years from now? Where do you want to be living, what do you want to be doing, who do you want in your life and what are the things that will be making you happy?
- What is an issue that, once resolved, could help you feel significantly more optimistic about your future and give you greater stability moving forward?
- What does your spouse want their life to look like? What understanding do you need to reach of and with your spouse to have fewer concerns about your own future?
- What changes will you need to make to your life to achieve the stability you desire after your divorce?
The divorce process is never easy, but by keeping sight of what’s important and how you can set yourself up for future success you can get through the process much more efficiently and be more likely to achieve a desirable outcome.
For more information about how to maintain perspective and plan for the future during your divorce mediation, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.