Tips for Successful Divorce Mediation

Robin M. Mermans, Esq
January 15, 2024

Many couples turn to divorce mediation as an alternative to a traditional divorce. Divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to work through conflicts and make decisions with the help of a trained, neutral third party. Mediation is generally faster, less expensive, and less combative than litigation. 

Here are some tips to set your Charlotte divorce mediation up for success:

Choose the Right Mediator 

You want your mediator to be someone experienced, neutral, and trustworthy who will balance power dynamics and facilitate compromise between you and your spouse. ROAD to RESOLUTION offers mediation services to parties seeking to resolve disputes outside of courtrooms through facilitated negotiations with a neutral mediator. We bring experience in communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution to the table.

Educate Yourself on the Issues 

Before you begin mediation, take time to get legally and financially informed on topics like asset division, spousal support, and child arrangements. Understanding the standard procedures and best practices will help you negotiate and compromise more quickly. Understanding all your options is key to mediation success.

Communicate Expectations with Your Spouse

Agree with your spouse beforehand on shared goals and rules for mediation. Ask questions like, what do you both hope to get out of it? How will you make decisions if you reach an impasse? What conversational tone and emotional attitude will facilitate compromise? Entering mediation with aligned expectations sets you up for a good mediation process. 

Come Prepared with Necessary Documents 

You’ll need various financial records, like tax returns, bank statements, mortgage details, retirement plans, etc., to determine asset division. 

Remain Calm and Solution-Focused 

Mediation requires collaboration and creative problem-solving between you and your spouse. Bring a level head, check emotions at the door, and focus on finding workable solutions. Your North Carolina divorce mediator will help create a positive environment promoting constructive discussion. Let your mediator diffuse any tensions that arise.


If you want to explore a cooperative, faster, cost-effective divorce resolution in North Carolina, contact ROAD to RESOLUTION about mediation services. We’ll act as a neutral third party guiding both spouses to a fair agreement satisfying all involved. 

By choosing the right mediator, proactively educating yourself, communicating with your spouse, getting your paperwork in order, and keeping a solution-focused mindset, you’ll set yourself up for mediation success. Contact ROAD to RESOLUTION to get started today.

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Robin M. Mermans, Esq
Founder and Principal Attorney

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