How long before mediation in a divorce should the parties be made aware of the status of the settlement negotiations?
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If you have a lawyer discuss status of the negotiations. Be aware that there are situations where the negotiations do not start before a mediator gets involved.
As Mr. Perez-Leiva states, if there have been negotiations you should be aware of them more or less as they happen. The parties may or may not negotiate prior to mediation. As he states, you should arrive already aware of possible outcomes and with an idea of what settlements you would or would not accept.
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Since your question is about mediation, I am changing it to that category. Your question shows a misunderstanding of the process. You and your lawyer should already be discussing your objectives for mediating a settlement agreement, as will the other side. If you have been discussing negotiations, then you should already be aware of the status of those negotiations. Negotiations don't happen in a vacuum, so if you have been discussing them, you should already be aware of their status. Forgive me, but it is an odd question. In any case you will be able to come to final negotiated settlement at the mediation.
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