How You Can Protect Your Rights During Mediation
The mediation process is often recommended to divorcing spouses for the ability to take a greater amount of control over the outcome of the divorce and the decisions made regarding issues such as property division, child custody, alimony and more.
One of the drawbacks of a divorce mediation is that you will generally not have attorneys in the room advocating for you during mediation sessions. However, that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be able to protect your rights and your best interests; there is still the opportunity to work with an attorney to receive guidance through the mediation process.
Choosing to work with a family law attorney as you go through this process can help you protect your rights in the following ways:
They can advise you on your rights and responsibilities in the divorce process
They can make suggestions for changes to potential divorce settlements that will help you protect your interests and stand up for yourself
They can help you calculate potential child or spousal support arrangements and the impact such arrangements would have on your finances in the long term
They can help you review or draft proposed mediation agreements that you can then take back with you to your mediation sessions
So while an attorney might not be able to be a proactive advocate for you within your mediation sessions, they are still extremely beneficial to have working with you as you go through the mediation process.
For more information about the benefits of working with an attorney for mediation, contact an experienced Long Island lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.