Ground rules to facilitate effective communication in mediation
The law is one of a number of different “shadows” that can affect the negotiations in a divorce.
There can be a number of good reasons to caucus, which means to meet separately with each spouse.
Some types of help a divorce mediator can provide.
Is the aim of divorce mediation to reach a settlement?
Divorce mediation is perhaps most easily understood as a problem solving process.
Most divorce mediators think they should steer clear of giving legal advice. Giving legal information is different.
Divorce is in part a legal event so it’s wise to have some understanding of the relevant law.
Reasons why it is normally best in divorce mediation for the mediator to meet with both spouses together
Steps a mediator can take when emotional reactivity interferes with progress.
Should venting be allowed in divorce mediation or is it unproductive and even harmful?