Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution. It allows you and your spouse to make your own decisions about your future. A divorce lawyer sits down with you in a comfortable setting and assists you and your spouse in arriving at an amicable resolution of your case without court intervention. The process is less formal than traditional divorce proceedings and is often less expensive. Mediation is ideal for couples who are on friendly terms and would like to end their marriage expeditiously. Unlike divorce, mediation is less about strategies and positions and more about cooperation and addressing the needs of each spouse.
Your first meeting with your lawyer
At your first meeting with your divorce attorney, you should discuss the option of divorce mediation to see if it might be right for your situation. Additionally, you should prepare a list of questions to ask you lawyer.
Your list may include the following questions:
- What are your rates?
- Do I have grounds for divorce?
- Do I have a strong case?
- What are the issues of concern in my case?
The divorce mediation process is unique. The mediator does not represent either spouse, but rather provides a summary of the domestic relations law, and works as a facilitator to resolve all outstanding issues between you and your spouse. You should not be afraid to ask as many questions as possible to gain an understanding of mediation. The Westchester County divorce law firm of Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP has a deep understanding of mediation law and can provide you with sound legal advice.
You can rely on us
Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP is eager to help you navigate confidently through all aspects of mediation law. We look forward to providing you with the experience and skill you deserve.