Once mediation is complete, your mediator will write up everything that was agreed upon. You don’t have to worry about taking notes or remembering everything that was agreed to, that is your mediator’s job. It will be typed up into a report called a “Memorandum of Understanding”. We send a copy of it to the… Read More
A common concern during divorce mediation is that your spouse will pressure you or make you feel like you have to give in. You always have the power to say NO. Do not agree to anything if it is not what you want. Be open-minded, but don’t give in to something that you know is… Read More
The cost of mediation is around the same cost per hour as hiring a lawyer, but you are paying one professional for that hour instead of two. For example: your lawyer and your spouse’s lawyer talk for an hour at $300 per hour = $600 total v. one hour of mediation at $300 per hour… Read More
Mediators do not take the place of lawyers and cannot give you legal advice or represent you, even if your mediator is (like myself) a practicing lawyer. At least one lawyer will also be needed to prepare the legal documents and present them to the court for approval.
No, you certainly do not have to wait to go to court before you can mediate. Many people choose to mediate a dispute early on with the hopes of avoiding a lawsuit all together. That being said, depending on the type of dispute that you are having, court may still be a necessary step. For… Read More
Mediation isn’t just for people who are committed to a divorce. Mediation is actually for anyone who has trouble resolving a dispute with someone else and is often times used by couples who need time apart. Having a written agreement in place is especially useful if there are kids involved in the relationship or bills… Read More