Divorce mediation is one way to expedite the process, especially if you and your spouse have been able to amicably settle some things on your own.
Preparing for mediation can help you make the most of your time. Your effort can help you avoid missteps that could set you back and slow your divorce.
Plan your time carefully
Mediation will take time and will most likely exceed one session. According to U.S. News, mediation gives you more time to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with your spouse. Enter negotiations with the mindset that you will meet more than once.
Organize vital records
Vital financial records can help you negotiate fairly. Analyzing your assets can also help you identify expectations so you can begin mediation with a clear understanding of what you hope to gain. In preparation for your first meeting, gather important financial documents and organize them in a way that favors accessibility.
Even though mediation is a common part of an uncontested divorce, it does not mean you can avoid disagreements altogether. There may be times when you and your spouse have a difference of opinion about how to proceed or who should get what. Anticipating disagreements can help you stay level-headed if one occurs.
Divorce mediation can help you protect your assets and hopefully reach a settlement sooner. With the right approach, your decision to pursue mediation can help you get through divorce faster and minimize the loss that is so commonly associated with a split.