Mediating for the Future/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on September 10, 2016


We think of mediation often in terms of current needs such as child support, alimony, division of property, etc. However, future issues are no less important in a mediation agreement. Future-looking issues may include:

*Methods for resolving future disputes

*Paying for future parties, weddings, etc.

*Methods by which future expenses (e.g. medical, mental health, etc.) will be shared

*Paying for college, study abroad, etc.

*Future reviews of the mediated agreement

*Future plans for sale of property, signing legal documents, etc.

*Support you both hope to give each other as co-parents.

A good mediation agreement is a way to resolve problems that may be foreseeable though they have not yet been defined. We can’t address all future disputes, but we can foresee many. And as always, guide the parties to realize what is at stake: Mediate don’t litigate.