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To properly prepare for a Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution Conference or Conciliation Conference you need to do your homework.
Make a list of:
You should also think about why these things are important to you and make notes about that as it may help you explain your position at the mediation.
To make the most of Mediation you must be well-prepared and able to explain where you are "coming from".
You must also be willing to deal with issues and questions raised by the other party and the mediator.
If you are representing yourself at the mediation you should prepare your Opening Statement
To get the best out of the mediation process, you also need to make sure (as best you are able) the other side is ready for the mediation, both practically and emotionally. You can try to do this by:
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
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