In part two of this series, the New York divorce mediation attorneys at YS Mediation Center offer a tip for settling a divorce through mediation without unnecessary added pressure. Compromise is key when reaching an amicable agreement.
Tip #2: Avoid Ultimatums and Deadlines
Every divorce case is unique and can involve issues that others may not—some of which may be non-negotiable.
When a situation becomes heated, avoid using ultimatums or deadlines, as doing so essentially stops the negotiating process and becomes detrimental to both parties.
It is more effective to use a method that is more likely to elicit a positive response, leading to discussions settlement and compromise:
Instead of giving a timeframe when a settlement proposal MUST be accepted or risk withdrawal, it is a better method to ask for reasons why the other party disagrees and suggestions for alternatives.
About New York City Divorce Mediation Center — YS Mediation Center
Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, YS Mediation Center is devoted to helping husbands and wives, business partners, employers and employees, Landlord’s and tenants address, and successfully resolve the problems that they find themselves faced such as separation and divorce, and winding up of business employment and landlord tenant relationships.
Prospective clients may visit the New York Divorce mediation specialists at http://www.ysmediation.com or call to speak with someone directly at 1-888.616.0445.
YS Mediation Center Inc.,
245 Park Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10167
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