Divorce mediation can be an effective way to come to an agreement with your former spouse on the issues of your divorce. It is a less expensive and less time-consuming option than litigating your divorce in court. However, it is important to be prepared for your divorce mediation meeting to ensure it is successful.
Here are some tips for preparing for your divorce mediation meeting.
1. Gather Relevant DocumentsBefore your divorce mediation meeting, you should gather all the relevant documents you will need to discuss. These documents may include your financial statements, such as bank statements, tax returns, and pay stubs; your marriage certificate; and any other documents that relate to the issues of your divorce. You should also make copies of these documents to bring to the meeting.
2. Research the LawYou should also research the laws that apply to your divorce. This will help you understand your rights and the potential outcomes of your divorce. Researching the laws can help you to be better prepared to discuss your divorce matters when you are consulting with an experienced family law attorney.
3. Get Your Finances in OrderYou should also ensure your finances are in order before your divorce mediation meeting. This means you should have an accurate picture of your income, debts, and assets. You should also have a budget that reflects your current financial situation. This will help you make informed decisions about your divorce.
4. Create a List of GoalsBefore your divorce mediation meeting, you should create a list of goals that you would like to accomplish. This list should include your most important goals, such as child custody or spousal support, as well as any other goals that are important to you. This list will help you stay focused during the mediation and make sure that you are working towards a resolution that meets your needs.
5. Have an Open Mind
Finally, it is important to have an open mind during your divorce mediation meeting. You should be willing to listen to your former spouse and consider their point of view. This will help you come to an agreement that is fair to both of you.
Divorce mediation can be a great way to come to an agreement with your former spouse on the issues of your divorce. However, it is important to be prepared for your divorce mediation meeting. By gathering relevant documents, researching the law, getting your finances in order, creating a list of goals, and having an open mind, you can make sure that your divorce mediation meeting is successful.
At Schipani, Norman & McLain, P.A., we understand how stressful and confusing the divorce process can be. That’s why we offer experienced and compassionate legal representation to help you navigate the divorce mediation process. We will work with you to make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair outcome. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.