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Mediation points to think about

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PurpleSweetPeas · 18/12/2017 17:33

I’m about to start mediation with my STBXH (love writing that!).
What do I need to consider or ask for? Or will the mediator guide us?
We have DC, a house and a few other things.
I don’t want to get to the end and realise I’ve missed something out.

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MrsBertBibby · 18/12/2017 17:38

The mediator can't advise you. They are neutral.

You should see a solicitor once you have his financial disclosure for advice in support of mediation.

PurpleSweetPeas · 18/12/2017 17:59

Okay, that’s helpful. Do you know when we have to submit the financial disclosures? I’m
Guessing before the first joint session?

So if I have the financial disclosure then I can formulate what to ask for with the solicitor?

Sorry to have to rewrite what you said. My head is all over the place Sad

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PurpleSweetPeas · 18/12/2017 18:54

Anyone else got anything to add?

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MrsBertBibby · 18/12/2017 19:45

The first session is where the mediator sets the ground rules, gets the basics, and hopefully gives you details of what to do for disclosure.

The second session will involve going through financial documents and identifying what if anything is missing.

Once you have all that, a solicitor should be able to give some concrete advice, to help you negotiate more confidently.

PurpleSweetPeas · 18/12/2017 21:44

So I go back to the solicitor for advice and then back to mediation?
Thank you for your help. It’s really useful

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