After you’ve chosen to divorce through mediation, the next decision you’ll need to make is who will be your mediation lawyer?
Hise are some things to consider when choosing your mediation lawyer.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A MEDIATION LAWYER
Easy and Affordable
Divorce mediators often offer flat fees for all of the services they provide. They will also include a free divorce consultation during which you will receive a complete marital estate assessment. The mediator should also help assist with any administrative things such as the filing of the divorce paperwork. Flat fees will allow for you and your spouse to know how much this is going to cost you up front.
A COMPASSIONATE PROBLEM SOLVER
Your divorce mediator should be able to offer various options for solving your complex divorce situation. Additionally, your mediator should be invested in you, your family’s long-term financial wellness as well as emotional health. If these things aren’t clear to you in your first free consultation, you might want to meet with another mediator.
FOCUSED ON END RESULT
Your divorce mediator should be working to ensure that at the end of this process you reach a workable and fair settlement. Focusing on a positive and successful agreement is what your mediator should be doing. One way to gauge this is if your mediator asks whether you and your spouse agree that the marriage is over and you are each ready to move on. They are only able to find a final agreement if both of you are willing to come to one.
Sources: The Huffington Post, How to Find a Good Divorce Mediator? Your Five Rules of Thumb, January 12, 2015
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