Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.
Schaumburg Family Law Attorney

How do I prepare for mediation?

Mediation is the last step before issues escalate to a court case. Finding an amicable solution for both parties during meditation is preferable before it becomes an expensive, stressful, and time-consuming court case.

How to Prepare for Your First Mediation

Therefore, involved parties must come to a mediation looking for common ground and a solution to satisfy both parties. Prepare for mediation by:

  • Having flexible terms for agreement prepared
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and be prepared to make choices accordingly
  • Be prepared to take advice from the mediator 
  • Set aside adequate time; not only are mediations lengthy meetings, they are emotionally and mentally draining
  • Come with realistic expectations for the situation at hand and be prepared to accept resolution if terms are agreed on
  • Remember that, though mediation can be tense, the point is to avoid creating more significant problems and to come to an agreement and, if necessary, set aside personal bias and grudges

Schaumburg, IL Professional Mediation

The mediator is a neutral party whose job is to be an objective third party with no vested interest in the success or failure of either party. They also have extensive knowledge of the law and its application to the situation.

Meditation represents the best option for clients looking to avoid messy court procedures. If you need professional mediation, contact us.

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