Four Tips for Hiring an Attorney During Divorce Mediation

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process, especially when hiring an attorney. In this article, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss four tips for hiring an attorney during divorce mediation. 


What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is an out-of-court process in which each spouse meets with a mediator to determine issues of dispute, discuss possible options, and negotiate a separation agreement. Many people choose to go through the divorce mediation process instead of taking legal action because it is a good way to make decisions regarding your property and marital assets.


Four Tips for Hiring an Attorney During Divorce Mediation


Choose Carefully

The mediation process is different from the litigation process in many different ways. It is important to choose an attorney whom you trust. Remember that it is okay to meet with more than one attorney in order to decide which one is right for you.


Don’t be Afraid to Discuss Openly

A divorce mediator cannot provide any legal advice, so it is important to hire an attorney for legal advice. Don’t be afraid to openly discuss your situation and interests with them. You want your attorney to completely understand what you want and what your situation looks like. Sometimes, your attorney may ask you questions and request documentation. 


Strategize Beforehand

Before you attend a mediation session to discuss a problem, it is important for you to speak with your attorney beforehand to figure out what the law states with regard to property and marital issues. Speak with your attorney about your goals and what things you consider to be non-negotiable. Your attorney should inform you if your goals are unrealistic and help you strategize to achieve a realistic goal. Remember that despite the strategy you and your attorney work out, neither you or your spouse should expect to get exactly what you want. 


Think About Compromising

During the mediation process, both parties are usually required to compromise in order to solve the problem at hand. Both spouses must give and take, as it is impossible to give both parties exactly what they want. Before the mediation session, it is important to speak with your attorney and think about potential solutions to propose during the mediation session. 


Contact Rodier Family Law Today to Speak With an Experienced Attorney

Divorce is an emotional process that requires a lot of compromise. These four tips can help you hire an attorney who will prioritize your needs for your mediation process. If you have any questions about finding the right attorney, contact the experienced family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law today.