Here's the information you need to gather in preparation for your meeting with your mediator.
There are some things to take into consideration before choosing a mediator. Choose an experienced mediator in the area of expertise you need.
There are attorney mediators and non-attorney mediators. Attorney mediators might be a wise choice if there are business assets or complicated real estate transactions.
However, if your issues are coordinating parenting time, custody, or communication issues between parents, an attorney mediator may not be the best choice. Choose a mediator trained in parenting coordination and relationship dynamics.
Fees for mediation vary with the mediation provider's policies. Even when you are court ordered into mediation, fees for services will be required.