Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation is informal, but it doesn’t demand less commitment than a formal court hearing. You need to invest in its success and ensure its productivity. Doing so makes the divorce process smoother.
Here are tips for getting the most out of your divorce mediation:
- Choose your mediator wisely: The right match for a mediator is essential to finding mutual solutions. A knowledgeable mediator is objective and neutral, no matter how much drama arises during your divorce. You want to find someone who does not judge your situation and applies empathy and creativity to your conflicts.
- Keep an open mind: You will have your say, but mediation works best if you listen--truly listen. Your spouse or partner has their concerns, which balance with yours during the mediation process. Mediation is not a time to be stuck in your ways or vision; listen and be ready to ascertain what you really need out of the divorce.
- Commit to the process: If you see mediation as just another hoop to jump through with no chances for success, you will not see results. However, if you listen to your spouse and mediator and cooperate with an open mind, you are more likely to see results. Agreeing to mediation indicates the battle is already half won; now, you just have to figure out details. Consider that step a win.
- Be prepared: Bring requested documents and consider writing down a list of goals you seek to meet during mediation. Follow your mediator’s advice and instructions. Preparation brings positive results and increases your chances of a smoother, less adversarial divorce.
Are you ready to try divorce mediation? We are here for you. Contact the experienced Long Island divorce lawyers at Solutions Divorce Mediation to get started.