Preparation Is The Key To Your Success In Mediation
People come to mediation from a variety of backgrounds. Some agree to use mediation ahead of filing for divorce. Others may have been ordered into the process by a judge. In either case, we cannot stress enough the importance of being prepared.
At the law firm of Marie A. Pulte, P.C., our attorneys believe that resolving family law issues in a non-confrontational manner can serve all parties well. While the mediation process isn’t right for everyone, it works when the parties involved are able to come to the table prepared to negotiate. Our lawyer will help you gather the information you need to be successful in mediation.
Preparing For Mediation In Three Simple Steps
The following are some of the ways you can effectively prepare for your mediation sessions:
- First and foremost, you need to gather all relevant documentation. This includes documents from previous court cases, prenuptial agreements and financial information detailing your assets and liabilities. Our lawyers can help you determine exactly what you need for your mediation sessions.
- If you have children, you may also need to bring your family calendar with their scheduled activities and immutable routines. Custody and visitation arrangements may hinge on the geographic needs of your children or constraints within your own or your spouse’s schedules.
- Think about and discuss your desired outcomes with your attorney before the sessions start. You may want to write down your desired outcomes and think through what concessions you are willing to make. Mediation can be fluid, but provides a safe place to consider creative solutions.
We Want Your Mediation To Be Successful
Whether you choose to engage us as your mediator or your individual attorney, we will work diligently to facilitate agreements that meet your family’s unique needs. Our qualified attorneys believe that alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation produce positive outcomes and satisfied clients.
We always provide a free initial consultation and are ready to help you. Call the law firm of Marie A. Pulte, P.C., at 734-459-8900 or contact us online today. We serve individuals in Plymouth and the surrounding areas of Michigan.