Five Tips To Understand And Have A Successful Mediation
Do you want to do mediation, but your spouse doesn’t want to?
Mediation is becoming one of the most fantastic ways to divorce and for good reason!
Divorce Is Life Changing
Divorce is the 2nd most stressful life event – the first being the loss of a spouse or child. Yet we often fail to realize the devastation and emotional loss involved. Mediation is a cooperative conflict resolution process designed to put control back in your hands. The two of you, with the help of a Mediator, negotiate your own voluntary agreement. The atmosphere that mediation creates is one of mutual respect, so that you have a safe place to talk free from interruptions, criticism, intimidation, and threats.
Five Tips That Will Help
Here are 5 tips that might help you understand if mediation could work for you:
A mediator is an impartial third party whose role is to facilitate the process. A mediator cannot give legal advice, and doing mediation does not mean you do not need an attorney. We strongly recommend each party have a consulting attorney to review any agreements made in mediation.
Treat your ex like a business partner or colleague. As difficult as it may be, you’ll want to try and take the emotions out of it and consider that you’re making a business deal now.
Stay on target and come to your mediation with an idea of what your goals are. Determine your “good, better, and best” offers. This is where a divorce coach can help you by doing pre-mediation coaching prior to your mediation.
Learn how to negotiate. Mediation is a negotiation which means you will have to give a little in order to get a little. These are skills you can learn and use to your advantage in your negotiation. A divorce coach can work with you to give you confidence and help you feel secure during the process.
Look into the future. It’s so easy to stay stuck in the past and how wrong your ex treated you. Determine what you want going forward and focus on your needs and desires.
As mediators, we are trained to help you under those circumstances, so you can always contact us and have a complimentary call to discuss these potential roadblocks.
Let’s Get Started
Let us help you have a smarter divorce, no need to waste thousands in a court battle. We will contact you to set up your Smarter Divorce Strategy Session.
In Your Strategy Session We’ll:
- Explore your divorce options and get clear on the right solution for your situation
- Review your financial situation and explore creative settlement possibilities
- Map out a plan for transitioning to the next phase of your life
- Identify your biggest fears and decide the best way to address them
- Connect you with any other resources you’ll need in your process
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Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA®) who keep the cost of divorce low, while being committed to a kinder, gentler divorce process for all involved.