The first thing that you have to remember is that you must mentally prepare for the process. This isn’t a fast process. It isn’t something that is always going to go your way. Instead, you have to prepare for a long divorce process that will be mentally taxing.
Some mediations are also emotionally difficult. If you remember that the things you are dividing are just things, you will likely be able to remove your emotions from the process and make things easier. If you are dealing with child custody issues, remember that your child is the person who matters.
Make sure that you are carefully considering all major decisions. In some cases, you might need to make it clear that you need more time to consider points. Make sure that you seek out professional help, such as help from financial advisors, when it comes to major decisions, such as how to split retirement accounts, assets and debts.
Ultimately, the mediation process is just a means to an end. That end, the divorce, is what you should focus on. Once the divorce is finalized, you can move on with your life and exit the limbo that you were in during the divorce and mediation process.
Source: CBS News, “Divorce financial planning: 8 tips to get what you need in a divorce,” Robert Pagliarini, accessed June 24, 2016