Mediation is an alternative way to resolve disputes. It lets you and your spouse make the decisions that are important for your futures. A divorce lawyer will sit down with you in a neutral setting and help you and your spouse arrive at an agreeable resolution of your case without having to go to court. The process is less expensive and less formal than a traditional divorce proceeding. Mediation is an ideal way for couples who want to end their marriage without a lot of fuss and are on typically friendly terms. Mediation is more about cooperation and addressing the needs of each spouse as opposed to divorce proceedings that are all about opposing positions and courtroom strategy.
When You First Meet Your Lawyer
At the very first meeting with a divorce attorney, be sure to talk about divorce mediation as an option for your divorce. Make sure to come with a list of questions that you want to ask your lawyer as well.
The list should have at least these questions:
- What are the attorney’s rates?
- Do you, in fact, have legal grounds to ask for a divorce?
- Is your case strong or not?
- What are the specific issues in your divorce case?
Divorce mediation is a unique process. Neither you nor your spouse is represented by an attorney. Rather, a mediator, who does not represent either of you, works to facilitate an agreement. He or she will go through a summary of what is called “domestic relations law” and then get to work on the issues of a divorce agreement. Do not be afraid to ask any questions that you have. You can get sound legal advice from the Westchester County divorce law firm of Gaudio Law, P.C. who understand and can explain mediation law.
Work with a Divorce Lawyer You Can Rely On
Gaudio Law, P.C. stands ready help you deal with all the parts of mediation law. We have years of experience and look forward to giving you the assistance that you deserve.
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