Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JD
Here is a classic quote by Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
How can a mediator prepare for an effective mediation process and ensure success?
*Know the issues before you start the process.
*Spend time with the parties, answering their questions and explaining the process.
*Reminding the parties that THEY too need to prepare for mediation by gathering information, posing questions/concerns, etc.
*Always confirm information received and tentative agreements.
Gandhi was famous for saying: “Be the change you want to see.” In the mediation process, the best advice for the mediator is this: “Be the mediator you would wish to retain to handle your own disputed matter.” Prepare to succeed, and indeed you will do so.
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