When most people think of mediation, they often think of it as a last resort to resolving disputes. This is not always the case. Mediation can be used as a preventative measure and it can also be used to resolve conflicts that have already arisen. For mediation to be effective, both parties need to be willing to compromise and approach the situation with an open mind.
Be Prepared for the Process
One of the most important things when undergoing mediation is preparing for the sessions ahead. This means having all the necessary documents and information ready before mediation begins. It is also important to be familiar with the mediation process and what to expect, as well as setting your own expectations for mediation.
Be Willing to Compromise
When discussing solutions with your spouse, make sure to be willing to compromise. This does not mean that you have to agree with everything the other party says, but it does mean that you should be open to hearing their perspective and finding common ground. If you are unwilling to compromise, mediation will not be effective and you might need to shift to a different method.
Approach Mediation with an Open Mind
Our last tip for you is to approach mediation with an open mind. This means that you should go into mediation with the goal of finding a resolution that is fair for both parties. It is also important to remember that mediation is a confidential process and anything that is said during mediation cannot be used in court.
Alternate Paths to Divorce
When beginning mediation, you might be unsure what the process will bring to your divorce. By focusing on compromise and communicating effectively, you can set yourself up for success when mediating your case.
If you have questions about how to change your mediation approach, schedule a consultation with our mediator today! Call us at (719) 259-5944 to get started.