Our experience shows that parties in dispute often do not reveal right away what they really want. Very often parties are stuck on legal restrictions (e.g. money, due dates, etc.), although the conflict has arisen from somewhere else (e.g. disturbed relationship, a financial shortage, etc.). Think about all aspects that need to be addressed during the mediation and how you could share it with the other party, so that they get a chance to understand your perspective. This includes bringing all documents you might want to share with the other party.
Especially in long-lasting conflicts, emotions become easily heated. As understandable as that is, it makes it more difficult to discuss the matter in a productive way. Listening to and empathizing with the other party helps those involved better understand opposing perspectives.
Be prepared and look forward
Mediation is a process to move forward and find a solution that works for both parties. For that reason, it is important to focus on the future and not to make assumptions based on the past. So far you have not been able to solve the conflict. Be open to trying a new approach - mediation reveals the real interests of both parties and it can be very effective. There is a great chance that a mutual solution is found instead of getting stuck in positions.
Just sit down, relax, and let us help you
Our mediators are all trained and experienced in mediation. They will guide you through the entire process to try to provide a convenient and productive atmosphere for everyone.