At Novo Mediation we like to offer you some flexibility in how you approach mediation. Some people prefer to spend a day working through the issues and finding solutions together; in this way to process can be completed quickly allowing you to move forward. If you both plan to have a one-day session, and assuming you have completed the MIAM and prepared all the required materials, then just talk to your mediator about this option.
Alternatively, you can complete the mediation over a longer period of time. This can give you time to gather the required information (disclosure) and consider the issues and solutions from previous sessions before agreeing to anything. You may also take the time to get professional input from therapists, pensions experts or solicitors in-between sessions. This process usually involves up to 6 sessions, depending on the number of issues that need to be discussed and how complex or difficult the issues are; with each session between one and a half and two hours. Your mediator can help plan the first and next sessions with you so you understand how you’re progressing and what the costs might be.