Like Jennifer Safian, a divorce mediator in New York City, I offer couples a free, no obligation consultation so that they can meet and get comfortable with me and get an understanding of the mediation process. At the end of it, I give them a list of the documents that they need to gather for their first appointment, but I never have given them a list of what they should not do.
In this excellent video, Jennifer offers 9 important ‘Do-Nots’ that can delay, stall, or even derail a mediation:
Do not move money out of your accounts.
Do not make unusually large purchases.
Do not commit to a new rental or purchase a new home before you understand what your financial situation will be after the divorce.
Do not remove your spouse's name from health or life insurance policies, bank accounts, or other legal documents.
Do not listen to your friends.
Do not dispose of assests you know your spouse is going to request.
Do not increase your debt.
Do not post negative comments on social media.
Do not do anything out of spite.
If you or someone you know could benefit from assistance in decision making during a divorce, contact Falmouth Mediation at 508-566-4159 for a free, no-obligation, private, confidential consultation. We will be happy to discuss the key details of your situation, address any concerns, and help you decide if divorce mediation would be beneficial.