Divorce Mediation Tips and Tricks


Divorce proceedings do not have to be difficult despite the reputation for being contentious and hostile. When both parties agree to mediation in good faith, a settlement agreement may result without litigation.
There are a few divorce mediation tips and tricks to consider when you are looking to make mediation as successful as possible.

Choose a Neutral Divorce Mediator

Your divorce mediator should have no vested interest in the outcome of your mediation process. That’s not how divorce mediation works in Florida. He or she should be someone you trust and feel comfortable being open with.

Be Open to Negotiation

The whole point of mediation is to negotiate your settlement agreement without litigating it in court. To succeed in the process, you must be willing and open to negotiation. Outline your limitations and negotiables in your divorce mediation checklist.

Know Your Hard Limits

When you approach divorce mediation, you should do so with a clear understanding of your hard limits in the settlement. When you identify what is the most important to you in the negotiation, you can be more willingly flexible about other factors that can encourage a settlement agreement.

Keep Your Emotions Out Of It

Mediation should be rational, practical, and unemotional. Ensure you approach the process without letting your emotions get better. If you feel emotional, take a break to gather your thoughts and return to the table.

Divorce Mediation Tips and Tricks for Success

The more you know how to make mediation successful, the easier the process and the more you can reap the benefits of divorce mediation. Avoid costly and emotional litigation by working with a mediator to reach your final divorce settlement agreement.

To learn more, contact an experienced Tampa divorce mediation attorney.

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