Do I Have To Go To Court For A Mediated Agreement? One of the most popular questions about mediation is, “Do I have to go to court for a mediated agreement?” The answer is yes. Upon the completion of a successful mediation, the Mediator prepares a comprehensive written Agreement that resolves all relevant issues, such as parenting…

Do I Need An Attorney If Mediating My Divorce? Do I need an attorney if mediating my divorce? A lot of clients ask me this question, and here is what I tell them… You are not required to hire an attorney. However, if you are going to utilize a divorce mediator to help you dissolve…

Do the clients make the decisions or the mediator? In every case, it is the clients who make the decisions, not the mediator. The mediator is a neutral party in the mediation proceeding that is there to help both you, and your spouse to communicate with each other, In mediation, the client makes the decision….

In a mediated divorce, you will be sitting down with your mediator, who is a facilitator, to help you communicate with the other party and negotiate a settlement. In a contested divorce there is no mutual agreement. Consequently, a judge will ultimately decide financial and parenting matters Even if your divorce starts out as a…

The mediation process is created by the mediator together with the parties. When discussing custody and parenting issues, from time to time spouses may ask that children participate in the mediation. However, it is often not in the best interests of the children to be involved in adult decisions in the mediation setting. It is…

Divorce mediation is another process of reaching a conclusion in your case involving resolving all the matters through a settlement agreement It is usually a less confrontational and adversarial process because you are meeting together informally You are meeting with the mediator, a neutral party who doesn’t have a stake in the proceeding. A neutral,…

Mediation is often most cost-effective, and speedier process, and certainly less contentious. The purpose of mediation is communication. To resolve all of the very difficult and challenging issues that you will have to deal with in getting a divorce and resolving it in the most expeditious manner. The role of the mediator is to be…

As a mediator, I am a facilitator to help parties resolve the issues that need to be discussed and decided in the context of a divorce, separation or annulment My role is to facilitate and help you communicate, determine options, and assist you in hearing the desires and concerns of the other party and to…

A mediated divorce has many benefits. Primarily, it’s the non-adversarial process and the informality outside of the courtroom that my clients appreciate. The communication and the compromise is more effective in creating your own understanding and agreement in resolving many difficult issues. It is cost-effective and much quicker to resolve.

Even if your mediator is an attorney by trade, that mediator does not represent your interests exclusively. The mediator does not give legal advice to either party Mediators are neutral and help both parties come to an agreement

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