How to Prepare for Mediation

There are several steps to take in order to be ready for mediation:

  1. Identify the issues you want to discuss during the mediation process.
  2. Make a written list. This will help you address your concerns in an organized manner.
  3. Write out – word for word – the questions you want to ask.
  4. Organize your documents. Record dates and make notes on them. Make copies; keep one for yourself, give one to the mediator, and have one to share with the other parties.
  5. Anticipate questions the other parties might ask. Write down your responses to them.
  6. Consider all possible solutions to the problem.