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Making the most of your mediation meeting

As you may be beginning to notice, divorce is rarely a seamless and smooth process. No matter the reason you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, chances are contention will be inevitable as your divorce proceeds. Fortunately, there are valuable tools such as mediation where you and your spouse can utilize professional intervention to reach beneficial solutions. At Fabio + Merrill, we have been able to assist many Texas couples through the often complex process of divorce. 

Getting the most out of your meeting with mediation professionals is due in large part to how proactive you are about preparing ahead of time. According to the Huffington Post, there are several things you can do to get yourself ready for a productive mediation meeting. These include the following:

  • Have the right mindset: Your purpose should be to negotiate and reach solutions, not to argue and put up a vehement defense.
  • Verbalize your concerns: If you are concerned about remembering all of the points you wish to discuss, do yourself a favor and verbalize them or list them in a document.
  • Organize your finances: Coming with neatly organized financials is an excellent way to facilitate productivity and keep things moving in the right direction. 
  • Know your rights: Do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Do your research ahead of time and be familiar with your rights so you can feel confident about getting a fair outcome.

By incorporating these suggestions into your routine and taking control of preparation, you may experience a highly productive and rewarding outcome to mediation. For more information about asset division, visit our web page. 

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