Do You Need A Lawyer For Divorce Mediation?
October 21, 2020
Couples can mediate their divorce disputes whether or not they each hire a lawyer.
Experts advise that couples should each hire a lawyer where there are large assets to be divided and they cannot agree on how to make the division. Hiring lawyers is also advised where the couple is not communicating or where child-related issues are involved.
The main disadvantage of hiring lawyers is the high cost. If your divorce ends up in court then the combination of court delays and legal fees can produce a huge dent in your finances.
How can you get started with the divorce mediation process?
If you have a lawyer, ask your lawyer about the potential benefits of mediation.
If you don’t have a lawyer, talk to your spouse about the possibility of mediation and the potential of using mediation to save time and money by getting your divorce resolved much more quickly than going to court.
How do you find a good mediator?
If you have a divorce lawyer, your lawyer should be familiar with qualified and skilled local divorce mediators.
If you don’t have a lawyer, then you may need to research individual divorce mediators. A better approach is to request to be matched with qualified, experienced and available mediators through Mediator Connect.
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