Resources to Help You Find a Divorce Mediator
If you and your spouse agree to use mediation as the method through which you will negotiate your divorce, you will need to find a mutually agreeable mediator to handle the case.
An attorney will be able to refer you to mediators they’ve worked with before, which is one of the benefits of working with a divorce lawyer even if you do not intend to use a more confrontational divorce method. You can also always seek the recommendations of friends, family members or other people you trust.
However, if you’re having a hard time getting personal referrals from trusted connections, there are other resources available to you:
- Legal websites: There are online directories that have plenty of links to attorneys and mediators. You can browse the directories at sites like www.mediate.com, www.nolo.com and www.divorcenet.com to find listings for professionals in your area.
- Local organizations: Check with the local bar association, or with organizations for local therapists, mediators or financial professionals, and they will likely be able to provide you with recommendations.
- Family law organizations: There are a variety of national mediation and family law organizations that will be able to point you toward mediation professionals. Such organizations include the American Arbitration Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
- Search engines: When all else fails, you can simply perform a Google search for skilled divorce mediators in your area and do a bit of your own research. Check Google and Yelp reviews, and look for testimonials from actual former clients whenever possible to get a sense of what the experience of working with that mediator is like.
For more information about finding a divorce mediator to handle your case, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.