Divorce Mediation Services
The family law attorney or mediator for divorce mediation does not represent either one of the spouses who is going through the divorce, but explains the law and the result you’re likely to see if you can’t agree: Specifically have the judge, a complete stranger, decide the case for you. It’s risky business.
With divorce mediation services, the mediator will try to get the couple to come to some agreement, in order to avoid the risk and expense of going to trial.
If the divorce mediation is successful, the divorce mediator will prepare a marital settlement agreement, give a copy to each party, and ask each party to consult with his or her own family law attorney to make sure that the agreement makes sense and that each person fully understands what the agreement provides and what is being given up.
In most states the mediator is also the lawyer working with each spouse and their respective lawyers at the same time so the essential terms of the settlement agreement can be agreed to and form the basis of a more formal agreement upon the completion of the mediation.