Need help talking about divorce mediation with your partner or co-parent?

Use this script to have the initial conversation about mediation with your spouse or co-parent:

Hi [Partner’s name],

I recognize that this process has been difficult for both of us, but it’s my hope we can move forward in a positive direction. Have you heard of divorce/co-parenting mediation?

It’s a process where we work with a neutral third-party mediator who can help us come to an agreement on all of the issues related to our divorce, including property division, custody, and support. Instead of each of us hiring our own lawyer and going through a long, contentious court battle, we can work together to find a solution that works for both of us.

We are both worried about our future, and mediation can help. Because we’re both involved in the process, we can be sure that the final agreement is fair and reflects both our needs and priorities.
Other benefits are that mediation is less expensive, faster, and much less stressful than going to court.

We can work together to find a solution that works for both of us, rather than having a judge make decisions for our family. Since mediation is confidential, we can have honest conversations without worrying about anything we say being used against us in court.

Overall, divorce mediation could be a positive step for both of us. It could help us move forward more amicable way, and save us time, money, and stress in the long run. What do you think? Would you be open to exploring mediation as an option for our divorce?

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Credit: Susan Guthrie, Esq.