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Do You Need Independent Legal Help Before Mediation?

Mediation appeals to divorcing couples because it’s cheaper and more collaborative than litigated divorce. However, many clients wonder if they need their own lawyer before they embark on the mediation process. The answer depends on if you want a professional to explain what you’re entitled to under the law. How mediation works Divorce mediation involves meeting… Read More »

Do I Need an Attorney for Mediation?

One of the most common questions clients ask is whether they need to hire an attorney for mediation. One of the most attractive features of mediation—a lower cost than litigation—is because attorneys are usually not involved. However, you may benefit from consulting with an attorney before or during the process. If mediation isn’t successful, you… Read More »

Get Independent Legal Help Before Your Mediation

Mediation is an effective divorce method for people who want to maintain their privacy and exercise control over the outcome of their divorce. However, there are some limitations, including the fact that the mediator is a neutral third party who will not (and cannot) advocate for you in your sessions or privately advise you on… Read More »

The Most Common Reasons People Choose to Mediate

There are some circumstances in which judges order divorcing couples to participate in meditation before bringing their cases to court. However, many couples simply choose the mediation path without having to be ordered to do it. Here are a few of the most common reasons people choose to mediate. Cost: Mediation is significantly less expensive… Read More »

Making Your Divorce Mediation More Productive

Want to get more done in your mediation sessions and speed the process along? Here are some tips to help you make the process more productive. Know why you’re there: You aren’t at mediation to go through therapy, or to have someone else make decisions for you. Mediation is a conversation that requires active participation… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation

Interested in learning more about what to expect from divorce mediation? Here’s a quick collection of answers to some frequently asked questions about mediation you may find helpful. Q: Why is it beneficial to have a lawyer in a mediation case? In mediation, you are not required to come with an attorney, but it can… Read More »

How to Prepare for Child Custody Negotiations in Mediation

The topic of child custody can quickly become emotional, leading to some challenges in a mediation setting. It’s important you arrive at your mediation session prepared to have some difficult conversations. Here are a few tips to help you arrive ready to discuss the issues. Get some sleep: You’re not doing anyone (including yourself) any… Read More »