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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 »

What is Co-Mediation and Is It An Option for Me?

You’ve likely heard of the process of divorce mediation. In this form of alternative dispute resolution, spouses work together in the presence of a neutral third party to negotiate the issues of their divorce. The mediator will help facilitate positive and helpful communication and navigate the couple around potential roadblocks to solutions. There is also… Read More »

Don’t Listen to These Divorce Mediation Myths

As you get started with the divorce mediation process, it is a good idea to regularly communicate with your mediator or attorney and have them answer any questions you have. If you do not, there is a possibility you will be exposed to some divorce mediation myths that could unnecessarily frighten you. Here are a… Read More »

What are the Responsibilities of a Divorce Mediator?

Mediation is a popular alternative to divorce because it allows divorcing couples to take greater control over their futures and the outcomes of their divorce. But while the couple ultimately makes all the decisions, the mediator still has a very critical role to play in helping them get there. The mediator is a neutral, third-party… Read More »

The Differences Between Divorce Mediators and Divorce Lawyers

If you and your spouse have decided you will move forward with a divorce, you may consider mediation as an alternative to courtroom litigation. The mediation process involves you and your spouse meeting with a mediator who helps you navigate some of the important issues related to your divorce, including property division, child custody, child… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Involves Minimal Attorney Intervention

One of the biggest differences between divorce mediation and divorce litigation is that where the latter involves significant reliance on attorneys to work through the divorce process, the former does not. In fact, some people go through mediation without an attorney altogether, though this is not necessarily advisable. It may be an advantage or a… Read More »

Five Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement

Working out divorce provisions under the guidance of a qualified mediator offers numerous benefits. One of the most important is that this method of dispute resolution gives the parties much more control than they’d have in a courtroom. The spouses have strong influence over the mediation process and outcome. Like each marriage, each mediation is… Read More »

Five Qualities to Look For in a Divorce Mediator

In a recent article entitled 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator, Arizona divorce mediator Michael Aurit lists five qualities spouses contemplating mediation should look for. While much of what he writes is helpful advice, his emphasis is sometimes misplaced, and we must take exception to some of his assertions. If you’re contemplating a… Read More »