At the Initial Conference today, the judge ordered same day mediation for my client and his spouse. In this case, the lawyers were not invited. So my client asked me what he should do in mediation.
I told him that he already knew what he wanted and all he had to do was tell the mediator. I think the most important preparation is to know what you want. That’s why I try to discuss and put in writing the client’s objectives as early in the case as possible.
I took him through the likely agenda, which in a divorce case is basically:
- Child Custody and Access
- Child Support
- Property Division
- Attorney Fees
So what are the objectives you have for your case? If you post them in comments I will try to tell you if they are reasonable or need some more work.