DO I have to be in the same room with my spouse during mediation?

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Posted by scared
Asked on December 28, 2015 11:57 am
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You do not have to be in the same room for mediation. Many mediators like to have all parties together, at least for the initial introductory comments. Some mediators also like to have all parties together for the entire mediation as they believe that it may be the stepping stone for building rapport for the future between parties that may have a need for ongoing communications, especially where children are involved. It is the preference, however, for most parties to be in separate rooms where hey can have frank conversations with the mediator.

The mediator is here to facilitate for you. So, you call the shots on whether you want to be in the same or separate rooms.

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Answered on December 28, 2015 5:12 pm