Getting Yourself in the Mediation Mindset
Divorce mediation is a non-adversarial and cost-effective alternative to the traditional courtroom divorce. Many people today are choosing divorce mediation over litigation to keep tension and conflict to a minimum. Because divorce mediation is still a relatively new approach to divorce, you may not know a lot about the process. It is important to know what to expect in mediation so you can make sure you are in the mediation mindset before you commence. Being prepared for your mediation is the best thing you can do to ensure it is successful.
Mediation is a good way to maintain control of your divorce and your family’s future. If you are in the right mindset, mediation can be empowering.
If you don’t prepare for mediation or are not aware of what is expected of you, your mediation may not be efficient or even effective. One common mistake some spouses make when approaching mediation is coming to the table with strong arguments for what they want. They may come equipped to argue their case convincingly, but this antagonistic form of communication can sabotage even the best-planned mediation session. This sort of adversarial mindset is better suited for courtroom battles. While it is important to know what you want and have talking points to help the mediator and your spouse see your side of things, coming to mediation ready to fight can undermine the entire process. Remember, mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. You and your spouse should both come to your mediation sessions in the mindset to amicably negotiate the terms of your separation agreement. Understandably, it can be challenging to agree to put down your guard and embrace a positive and attitude. A good mediator will be able to prepare you for the process and ensure that you sustain that attitude throughout the mediation sessions. If you are contemplating divorce mediation, consult with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator. A skilled mediator will be able to advise you on how to ensure you prepare for effective and efficient mediation sessions. The right mindset is crucial to a successful mediation; with some guidance from a seasoned mediator, you and your spouse should be able to prepare yourself for the process.
Do you have questions about divorce mediation? If so, Mediation Advantage Services can help. Experienced in divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum can help you ensure your mediation is successful, saving you money and preserving your peace of mind. Based in historic Worcester, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at [email protected] today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free guide for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.