When parties decide to participate in Divorce Mediation, they must be emotionally stable and willing to work with the mediator to reach an agreement. In the process, they will discuss their differences and come up with a strategy to resolve them without compromising their core beliefs. In addition, they should be civil and open-minded throughout the process. However, there are instances where Divorce Mediation will not be an effective process. Here are some of these situations.
The first step in the process is to choose a mediator. A mediator is a neutral third party who can help a couple reach an agreement on the terms of the divorce. The mediator will explain the process to both parties and ensure that both parties understand the issues. They should also gather information on the parties’ assets and liabilities. For instance, a mediator will need to know about any marital home, vacation home, time-share, and savings accounts. Once the mediator has all this information, the parties can set an agenda on how to divide assets.