Lisa and Justin knew when they began mediation that they had a lot of complicated issues to work through, but they were confident that with the right help, they would be able to reach the solution that would work best for them and their family. When they began mediation, they each hired an attorney and spent some… Continue reading What Professionals Should I use in Mediation?
Your mediator has certain skills and methods he or she may use in mediation. Becoming familiar with these will help you feel more comfortable with the process. Rephrasing. You may find that your mediator often takes what you or your spouse says and rephrases it or repeats it after prefacing it with something like, “So… Continue reading Mediation Methods and Red Flags
Although mediation is less costly than traditional litigated divorce, it can still be an expensive proposition, especially when you are in a position in which your finances are going to be divided. There are ways to make mediation an affordable option. Consider these solutions: You and your spouse can share the cost The mediator may… Continue reading Affording Mediation
Chris and Deanna were ready to move ahead with their divorce. Deanna had been reading a lot of books about divorce, and one discussed mediation as an option. She mentioned it to Chris, and he thought they should give it a try and suggested Deanna find a mediator. First Deanna called the attorney who did… Continue reading The Perfect Match: Choosing a Mediator
Kyra and Robert separated for a year, and after several attempts, at reconciliation, they decided to get a divorce. In their marriage Kyra had always been the one who called the shots. She decided what they were going to do, how they were going to spend their money, and where they were going to live.… Continue reading Saying Yes to Mediation