Mediation informal/formal


#1

My wife made no attempt to try a Separation Agreement and filed a civil lawsuit within a month of moving out. She did this even while at the time we were attempting counseling. Now 6 months into this I requested to try and have mediation to try and avoid any kind of trial. My lawyer suggested a informal mediation to try and keep the cost at a minimal. However when I spoke to my spouse she is expecting a formal mediation. Which is fine however she will not say what she even wants. Shouldn’t you go into a mediation with a starting point? For all she knows I may say yes to everything or want to make a compromise.


#2

Sometimes parties go into mediation with one side having already given a first offer, and sometimes no offers have been exchanged at all. Even if no offers have been exchanged, mediation can still be successful. Mediation will begin with one of the parties making an offer.


Anna Ayscue

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