How Lawyers are Helpful in Divorce Mediation
Mediation has become an increasingly popular method of going through a divorce as it can save a significant amount of time and money while placing control over divorce-related issues in the hands of the couple. In fact, some states even now require couples to at least attempt mediation before they go through the court system.
One of the reasons people often choose mediation is that you do not need to have an attorney, which can save a lot of money. However, having an attorney can also be beneficial as you can have them review potential settlement agreements.
Here are just a few of the tasks an attorney can help you with if you bring one in for mediation:
- Explaining how mediation works in case you find any of the processes confusing or intimidating
- Helping you choose a mediator if you have not already done so, or if the court does not assign one to you
- Preparing you for mediation
- Helping you weigh the pros and cons of potential settlements, and reviewing proposed settlements for any missing details or anything else that could be an issue
- Preparing paperwork to finalize your divorce after you and your spouse negotiate a settlement
So while you might not technically require an attorney to go through divorce mediation, their services can still be extremely helpful. For more information, contact an experienced Long Island lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.