Divorce mediation service is a great option for couples who are separated and ready to start their new lives. Many couples are tired of the long drawn out court battles, high legal fees and emotional strain that comes with litigating their divorce in a traditional court process.
During a divorce mediation session, you and your spouse will sit together in the same room with a neutral third party called a mediator. The role of the mediator is to help you communicate and reach a mutually agreeable settlement. The mediator will also provide you with information about how the divorce process works in your state and what a potential outcome would be if you went to court.
You can choose to have a lawyer by your side during your mediation sessions, but this is not a requirement. If you do have a lawyer, it is generally a good idea to have the attorney review any settlement agreement you reach during mediation before signing it, in order to ensure that the agreement adequately addresses all of your concerns and is fair to both parties.
Keep in mind, however, that mediation is not appropriate for anyone who has experienced domestic violence or fear for their safety. If you are concerned about your safety, please seek assistance from a family law lawyer or domestic violence advocate. If you and your partner are able to meet with the mediator in separate rooms, then you may be able to participate in mediation, but it is important to remember that domestic abuse is never okay.