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  • Writer's pictureAlan Jacobs

What Do You Want Out of Your Divorce Mediation?

As you and your spouse prepare to head into your divorce mediation process, it is important for you to spend some time getting mentally prepared for what’s to come. This should include taking some time to set some goals and define for yourself what it is you want to get out of the process.


Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to guide your mental preparation and achieve greater clarity with your goal setting.

  • What do you think a successful mediation process would look like for you?

  • How do you want to feel about the process during and afterward, and what do you need to do to accomplish that feeling?

  • What do you believe would be an equitable outcome in your divorce given the circumstances of each spouse?

  • What do you need to feel financially secure in your life moving forward after the divorce?

  • Aside from financial security, what are some of the other forms of security you hope to achieve as part of your divorce settlement?

  • What are some of the issues of your divorce that are causing you significant stress or worry, and why? What do you believe is the best way to confront those issues?

  • If you had to determine your top priority in the divorce process, what would it be? What is the one thing that you want to achieve to the exact degree you want it?

  • What do you believe are some of the issues on which you are more willing to compromise?

  • What would an ideal co-parenting arrangement look like for you and your ex-spouse moving forward?

These are just a few examples of some of the questions that could help you better brainstorm your divorce-related goals.

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