Prior to mediation it is helpful if you have an idea of three important concepts: (1) What is your best outcome if this went to court? This question focuses on what is the most you would get in court. Sometimes this is governed by what your pleadings (documents you filed) in the case are askin...
What is mediation?
Mediation is a conservation about making decisions. That is a very powerful concept, the idea that you – the one who has lived the experience that brings you to mediation – own all the decision-making power. While mediations can differ, a mediation does follow a typical path of:
- Introduction and Signing of Mediation Agreement
- Getting Background Information for you
- Determining Interests and Goals
- Setting an Agenda
- Brainstorming Solutions
- Coming to Agreement
- Writing and Signing the Agreement
The unique thing about mediation is that you get to make the decisions rather than leaving the decisions to the Court.