When I initially approached mediation I did so to learn a new set of skills. I didn’t initially think I would be a good mediator. I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to actively do mediation. I only knew that mediation would have never worked in my case being married to someone who absolutely would not compromise. But I did want to be able to provide financial expert assistance in mediations. This helps to alleviat
After training and doing some shadowing and co-mediations I felt I was ready to give it a try. I found this to be a great alternative to litigation from the parties’ perspectives. They get to share their story if they choose. They get the opportunity to craft a divorce agreement with input from their counsel that isn’t imposed by a judge in a black robe that doesn’t know them. And they get to think about the children that are many times the winners in a less litigious divorce battle.
I have been fortunate to work with some great mediators who ‘think outside the box’ in terms of mediation and how to resolve issues where financials are vital. This has given me a new perspective on the divorce process and some wonderful experience to complement my strengths and abilities in this industry.