How to Ensure a Successful Mediation with Capitol Family Me

Set Unrealistic Expectations

It is important to set realistic expectations before entering a mediation. Unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment and can affect the effectiveness of your mediation. It is important to have a clear understanding of your desired outcome and be realistic about the chances of reaching that outcome. As Capitol Family Mediation Services can explain, if expectations are too high then disappointment can easily set in, and both parties may end up leaving the mediation unsatisfied.


Refuse to Compromise

If you enter a mediation with the intention of getting exactly what you want and refuse to compromise, then the mediation will likely be unsuccessful. Compromise is key in any successful mediation. It is important to understand that there is no “right” or “wrong” side in a dispute, and both parties must be willing to come together and make concessions in order to reach a successful resolution.

Lack of Communication

The lack of communication is one of the quickest ways to ensure a bad cause mediation. It is important that both parties are able to communicate openly and effectively in order to reach a resolution. Capitol Family Mediation Services will provide guidance and support during the mediation process, helping both parties to communicate effectively and reach an agreement.


Before attending a mediation it is important to be prepared and understand the issues that need to be discussed. Being unprepared can lead to confusion and misunderstanding, which can affect the outcome of the mediation. Capitol Family Mediation Services will provide preparation resources, helping both parties to understand the issues and come to the mediation prepared and ready to discuss them.


The mediation process can be complex and challenging, but with the right guidance and preparation, it is possible to reach a successful resolution. By avoiding the 12 practices listed above, you can ensure that your mediation will be successful. Capitol Family Mediation Services offer experienced mediators who can provide the guidance and support you need to reach a successful resolution.