I am meeting with my lawyer ahead of time to make sure we’re on the same page, but it would be helpful to hear from anyone who has been through this before. My soon-to-be ex tries to be very controlling and I just want to be prepared for anything he and his lawyer might try to throw at me unexpectedly.
Please respond only if you have useful information to share. As I mentioned, I already have a lawyer but am looking for insights from people who have been through this experience.
I am a Mediator .. so think of the major gripes & complaints that you ex has alwasy had … and .. think of what he would really like to get your guzzuel about.
Understand that Mediation can surprise you .. and can go any way. They can sometimes go very nicely when unexpected.
Know your bargaining tools, your questions, etc.
Don’t allow them to push your buttons .. keep a cool head (surprise him/them).
Always, always .. have a "Plan B" for things which he will not budge on .. meet you 1/2 way .. or bargain with you.
YOU ,,, make sure that all agreed-on things are written correctly.