Mediation Coaching: A Money Saving Confidence Boost

In today’s economic climate, more married couples are attempting separation and divorce without an attorney to save money.  If they are successful in starting the divorce proceeding by properly filing for divorce, they may quickly find the court ordering them to participate in mediation (if not also a parenting seminar).  Most individuals have never heard of “mediation,” and the already scary process of DIY divorce can become even more daunting! 

The reality of a DIY divorce is that mediation may be the best thing that happened to them, but only if they know how to use a mediator’s services in their divorce.  Googling mediation doesn’t do much to assist DIY’ers on what they really need to do to get the most out of mediation.  What they need is someone to tell them what they need to do to prepare for the mediation session, what to expect, and what can potentially be addressed at mediation.  They need their own coach – a mediation coach!

Mediation coaching is something that is not commonly offered, but is woefully needed.  In divorce mediations, the amount of preparation needed before the mediation is significant when it comes to splitting up the assets and debts.  Many people need help to figure out what they need to do in advance, what documents they will need, and what kinds of inventory lists will be needed, etc.   When parties do not have an attorney, they often do not have someone that can tell them what to expect at mediation or someone who can answer their questions.  A mediation coach can help and can be a cost-effective tutor that makes mediation a productive process.

Since the mediator’s neutrality can be compromised if he or she provides coaching to one or both sides, a mediation coach is a great solution to the preparation quandary.  Parties should consider retaining a mediation coach for one to two session in the weeks before the scheduled mediation. 

Some Georgia mediation firms that offer mediation coaching include:

www.onemediation.com

http://www.21stcenturymediation.com/service.html

http://www.mediationservicesga.com/mediation-coaching.html

Advertisements

3 Responses to Mediation Coaching: A Money Saving Confidence Boost

  1. Pingback: What Goes On At Divorce Mediations? Sample Agenda Here. « One Mediation

  2. Pingback: divorcetownusa.com | What Goes On At A Divorce Mediation? Sample Agenda Here.

  3. Pingback: What Goes On At Divorce Mediations? Sample Agenda Here. : DivorceHelp and Hope

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: