Give mediation a fair chance.
Mediation can help you solve any issues outside of court, meaning you save money and do not have to go through the emotional stress that comes with going through court proceedings.
Consider your options carefully.
By giving yourself time to make an informed decision, and carefully considering the steps you need to take, it means you are less likely to regret any decisions you have made later down the line and can assure you that you are doing the right thing.
Co-operate voluntarily and be engaged in the process.
It is vital that you do not feel as though you have been pushed into the process. By co-operating on your own terms, and engaging with the process, it will make things run much more smoothly and ensure your best interests are being met.
There is no point going through the process and agreeing to things if you are not being honest to yourself, and the other parties involved. If you are not honest, it opens the doors for potential problems in the future.