Divorce Mediation Myth: Mediation Will Not Work Because I Cannot Stand to be in the Same Room as My Former Spouse, Let Alone Negotiate With This Person.
Fact: We get it. You can’t even make eye contact with your previous husband or wife without having an debate breaking out, so how are you supposed to function together on an arrangement? Helping you talk with each other is at the center of a divorce mediator’s job. A good mediator keeps your conversations effective and focused, particularly when you find yourselves combating the same old fights. As the mediation process drives you toward making rational decisions you both think are fair, we find this can often, but not always, lead to decreased animosity between parties. In cases where mediation is desired by both spouses, but being in the same room is just not productive at this time, it is possible to schedule separate appointments to work with the mediator, with the goal of eventually being able to meet together.