Know As Much As Possible Before Commencing
Divorce mediation may be a foreign concept to those who might not have heard of it as an option for ending a marriage. Because of that, you might have questions about the process and what a mediator even does (among other areas of discussion). When considering mediation and looking at different third parties to serve as your mediator, here are some questions to ask to learn more about the process.
Qualifications and Experience of the Mediator
It’s important to get an understanding of the person you are considering to become your mediator. With something as sensitive as divorce issues, knowing your mediator’s experience handling cases like yours as well as their qualifications in divorce law and mediation is necessary. Ask your potential mediator about their educational background, how long they’ve been practicing, their primary area of focus and expertise, and how they have handled cases like yours in the past.
Approach to Mediation
While mediation generally follows several common principles based on collaboration, control, and privacy, each mediator may facilitate sessions differently from one another. One mediator might allow spouses to generally dominate the conversation while intervening only to move the conversations along; other mediators may interject with probing questions more frequently in order to discover the roots of various issues. Rather than be caught off guard by how your mediator facilitates your first session, get ahead of this and ask about your mediator’s approach when determining who to hire.
General Mediation Questions
If you don’t know much about mediation, now is the prime time to ask every question you can. You might want to know about the cost of mediation, how many sessions you will need, how long each session will be, and other similar topics. You might even ask about what mediation is and how it works. Regardless, you can ask your mediator general questions about mediation in order to learn about the process and become comfortable with what you and your spouse will do together.
Ready to Get Started?
Divorce can be messy and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. You and your spouse can come to a peaceful solution, and that agreement starts with mediation. At Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., our mediators will work with you and your spouse to facilitate healthy discussions about your marital issues in order to empower you and your spouse to a fair agreement.
To learn more about mediation or to speak with an attorney, call us at (719) 212-4227 or visit us online.