What Should You Ask a Divorce Mediator in Your First Meeting?
Once you’ve decided to move forward with divorce mediation, it’s time for you to start seeking a mediator to handle your case. You might get recommendations from an attorney or simply perform a web search to find someone. But however you find them, it’s important to sit down for a brief consultation and interview to determine if they’re a good fit.
Here are a few questions you should ask a potential divorce mediator in your first meeting to gauge that fit.
- What do you see as a successful outcome in mediation? The answer to this question will give you some insight into the processes and goals for that mediator during your session. It also helps you set expectations at the outset of your case.
- How do you charge and how much will mediation cost? There should be no surprises about finances heading into your mediation. You should know exactly how your mediator charges for their services and approximately how much you can expect your case to cost.
- What can you tell me about your sessions? Get as much information as you can about the process of each session and how long you can expect each session (and the entire mediation process) to last.
- What strategies do you use to overcome conflict? Conflict is quite common in the divorce process, so you should get a sense of how your chosen mediator will overcome those conflicts and break down barriers to discussion.
For more tips about how you should seek out a divorce mediator, contact an experienced attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.