Monday, October 29, 2018

What Should You Ask Your Mediator at the First Session?

At my initial free consultations, I usually start by giving potential clients an overview of the mediation process, a little bit of background about me and my philosophy about family law and mediation. At some point I will turn to the clients and ask if they have any questions.  I am often surprised that prospective clients have no questions.  It could be that I have done such a comprehensive and fantastic job explaining the process that they truly feel they have all the information they need.  I don’t really think that is it though. Maybe they have already done all the research they need. Sometimes I think that the process is so overwhelming that clients may simply be distracted and not know what to ask.  For most people it is their first time divorcing and they do not know where to start.  Finally, sometimes clients have been referred by people, they are not shopping around and have come in to the initial session knowing that they plan to hire me. Sometimes, in those situation, clients save their questions for after we officially get started.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Even More Conflict Resolution Tips

        It’s hard to believe that I wrote the first in this series called Conflict Resolution Tips for Divorcing Couples in 2005.  More Conflict Resolution Tips was written in 2013.