Preparing for Your Mediation
(and Dispute Resolution Worksheet)
|Contact potential mediators. (See MediationNow.com's listings of mediators in your area or with the expertise you need).|
Find out about the mediator's availability, style, fees, and experience.
|Organize and complete relevant documents, including financial forms.|
|Fill in the worksheet on this page.|
|Talk to the mediator about contacting the other party.|
Dispute Resolution Worksheet
(print this and fill it in)
This worksheet is designed to help you consider potential solutions which address the key interests of the parties. By comparing your interests with those of the other party, and by working with you to further define your interests, a mediator may be able to help you find a solution which satisfies both parties' interests. Also, as your interests become more refined during the course of the mediation, and as you learn more about the other party's interests, it is a good idea to revisit this worksheet.This worksheet is designed to help you prepare for settlement discussions or mediation, and it is intended to help you organize your thoughts and frame the dispute in a way that helps you resolve it. If you use this worksheet with a mediator, your mediator may want additional or different information.
This worksheet and checklist is not necessarily endorsed or used by mediators listed on MediationNow.com.
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