Brian James, a divorce mediator in Chicago, answers:
To actively participate in the entire process from start to finish, to be open to ideas and suggestions that may be different from those you had prior to the mediation process, to avoid “drawing your line in the sand” on a particular issue, to provide full disclosure of you assets, debts, and income, and to work with your soon-to-be ex to reach agreements that you both believe in and feel are equitable.
Brian James is an experienced divorce and family mediator with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. He runs a mediation practice, C.E.L. and Associates. He can be reached at (312) 524-5829. View his Divorce Magazine profile.