There has been a significant increase in using virtual meetings for mediation. Virtual meetings can allow all the parties to meet in a timely manner without having to travel long distances or wait for times when everyone can be in the area at the same time.
Virtual meetings work just as well as in-person meetings and can help the divorce proceeding move to its conclusion more quickly. Being prepared for that meeting will ensure that the meeting is beneficial to all.
How to Prepare for a Virtual Mediation in Illinois
1. Make Sure You Have the Right Software Installed
You will want to make sure that you have the right programs installed on your computer so that you can access the meeting. If you are attending the virtual meeting from your attorney’s office, you will not have to worry about this step.
2. Sign in to The Meeting on Time
Just like regular meetings, you want to be on time. Everyone has things going on in their personal and business life, so it is important to be at the meeting when it is scheduled. Being late can also create hard feelings between both parties, making mediation more difficult.
3. Eliminate Distractions
If you are attending this meeting from home, make sure that you are in a spot with no distractions. Television, radios, and other people talking can be heard in the meeting and will be distracting. Make sure you are in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed.
4. Have Everything Requested Ready
If you have been asked to provide documents or other evidence, make sure that you have it ready for the meeting. It may also be helpful to have this information on a digital file that can be sent to each party while in the discussion.
5. Treat This Like a Real meeting
While a virtual meeting may feel different, the purpose is the same. You are attending this meeting to find a solution to the issues preventing your divorce from finalizing. Treat this virtual mediation meeting as you would an in-person meeting.
Make sure that you have a good wi-fi connection. One way to ensure that you have a better wi-fi connection is to use an ethernet cable to plugin from your wi-fi box to your computer.
7. Lighting is Key
Make sure that you are sitting next to a window for good natural light or are in a well-lit room. If the room you are in in not well lit, then you may choose to have a ring light available.
Virtual Mediation in Illinois
If you need virtual mediation in Illinois, speak with Rincker Law, PLLC. Rincker Law is a leading provider of mediation services in Illinois. Call (217) 531-2179 to discover how we can help your case today.