What is Mediation?
Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to divorce in which both parties jointly hire a neutral third-party (known as a mediator). This is a great approach to a divorce when both parties are essentially aligned with what they are seeking from the divorce and are looking to obtain an amicable resolution.
While the parties jointly hire the mediator, each party should consider obtaining his or her own review counsel in addition to the mediator. This will ensure that each party still has someone who can review the final agreement before it is filed with the court and advise the individual party as to whether or not it is in that party’s best interest. Furthermore, having review counsel is an excellent way to ensure that no salient points are left out of the agreement. Since the mediator is a neutral party, he or she does not investigate financial production in depth, and therefore, if the parties fail to provide the mediator with information, then the mediator would not necessarily know to include such in the agreement.
Attorneys Wolf and Shore are both certified in mediation and have worked with numerous parties to obtain quick and amicable results through mediated divorce. We also often serve as review counsel for parties utilizing a mediator outside of our firm. We provide questionnaires to our mediation clients individually so that we know before our first mediation session where the parties are aligned and where they are not. This allows us to expedite the process and address the “hard” issues up front so that the parties have time to contemplate settlement options.
If you think mediation might be a good fit for you, contact us and let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you and help make your family law matter easier, not harder. Ever Argue with a Woman? Click here, call us at 203.745.315, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.