THE FIRST VIDEO CONSULTATION IS FREE!
THE FIRST VIDEO CONSULTATION IS FREE! (When Both Parties Attend) If you or someone you care about is facing a divorce or family conflict of any kind, these are the most frequently asked questions about divorce mediation or family mediation:
- HOW LONG DOES MEDIATION TAKE?
- DO WE STILL HAVE TO GO TO COURT?
- HOW MUCH DOES MEDIATION COST?
- CAN WE MEDIATE IF ONE OF US IS OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA?
- CAN WE DO THIS WITHOUT HIRING LAWYERS?
This video consultation is FREE when both spouses or the affected family members attend. It usually lasts about 25-30 minutes. We will address these questions and some of your own questions, too.
If news of an impending divorce is unexpected, and you are not certain that you are ready for divorce mediation, check out my free article “Exploring Agreement-Readiness for Divorce Mediation.” It is available on the Resources page of this site or by a confidential email request to [email protected] "
Check Out Some of the Valuable Mediation Tips
Participate in Good Faith
Show respect for the process, even if you are also feeling hurt or angry.
You may hear something new. Or you might hear the same old thing - but expressed differently. Avoid interrupting.
Brainstorm for Solutions
Making a proposal - or brainstorming for two or more proposals - opens possibilities.
Focus on the Future
Use I-statements (and avoid “you always”) to make your perspective easier to hear.
Be Kind to Yourself
If you need a short break, ask for it.
Avoid making major decisions when you are tired or hungry. "I will think about it and let you know by ___" is reasonable response.