In divorce mediation, both couples meet with one professional in an effort to work out the details of their divorce settlement. Usually this professional is an attorney or a therapist. Our mediators at Divorce Mediation Advisors are neutral. They have no "skin in the game" – our mediators’ only goal is for you and your partner to reach a fair agreement that works for your specific set of circumstances. Each divorce presents a unique set of circumstances and deserves personal attention. Our divorce mediators are there to guide you to find common ground and to educate you on various options and help you to formulate ideas. Our mediators will never dictate the outcome the way a Judge or even an arbitrator decide these issues. Rather, you are in control of the process and the outcome. Our divorce mediators are here to answer questions and offer suggestions and ideas based on our experience with divorce settlements.
You can have Your Own Independent Attorney
Choosing Family Mediation does not mean that you can not consult with your own attorney. In contrast, we advise all of our couples to consult with an independent attorney at some point during the process. Usually, this takes place at the conclusion of the mediation process, when you and your spouse have come up with an agreement for the various issues. However, some individuals consult with an attorney as the process is going on. Attorneys, on occasion, even attend mediation sessions with their clients. There is no black and white procedure and each mediation is different. What is important to note, however, is that all participants will have the opportunity and will be advised to present the terms and conditions of the divorce agreement to an independent attorney.