Mediation How to Prepare

How to prepare for mediation depends on what sort of mediation you are attending. For a mediation that is looking to settle litigation, having all your documents in order is a good first step. A statement of issues form 24.1C is only required for mandatory mediations in Ontario. You also want to be clear on what your options are if you do not reach an agreement. Your best option is called your BATNA or Best alternative To a Negotiated Agreement. Check out this article for advice on how to maximize your BATNA

Mediation How to prepare:

  • Know your issues
  • Know your options
  • Know your best option if an agreement cannot be reached (BATNA)
  • Know the other party’s best option

Want to read more? Check out Riverdale Mediation’s article How Can I (and my lawyer) help prepare for mediation

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