As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I am uniquely
skilled as both an attorney and a mediator. When I am wearing my mediator
hat and guiding a couple in the mediation process, I sometimes suggest
spouses consult with an attorney if they wish to do so.
Consulting with an attorney while mediating helps a spouse understand the
best and worst scenarios when it comes to financial support, divisions
of assets, taxes, property, spousal support, child custody, and other
important legal components of the divorce process.
Depending on the complexity of the divorce, some spouses may decide to
consult with an attorney throughout their mediation process, while others
will consult an attorney one-time-only to review a separation agreement.
Mediation has its perks. It allows a couple to work towards ending their
marriage together and amicably. The couple can cut down on legal costs,
move at their own pace, keep intimate details of their lives more private,
and arrive amicably at an agreement that meets the needs of both parties.
In mediation, a couple’s divorce outcome can be guided by, but need
not comply with state law. When I am mediating a divorce matter, I am
helping a couple to design an agreement tailored to meet the needs unique
to their family. In my role as a mediator, I am developing creative, outside-the-box
solutions and proposals. As a mediator I do not represent either party,
but I am invested in providing both parties with equally guided advice
During this process, I sometimes suggest a spouse consult with an attorney
so they can hear about what they would be legally entitled to if they
went to court. This helps a spouse to determine if the decisions they
are making in the mediation process are legally reasonable.
Even though I am a divorce attorney, if I am mediating a matter, I cannot
provide this information. So I always give clients the option to speak
with a divorce attorney, if they choose to, so they can determine for
themselves what’s legally possible and fair.
Since I am both a divorce attorney and a mediator, I have also provided
services as a divorce attorney for spouses who are already in the mediation process.
When I am wearing my attorney hat, I am defining the law, listening to
your priorities, intentions, and goals. In this capacity, I am helping
with legal strategy, discussing important decisions, and helping you understand
where you have leverage. Sometimes I’m even strategizing how you
should respond to unreasonable requests made by your mediator or ridiculous
demands of your spouse.
So whether you are already mediating and would like me to be your consulting
attorney or you would like to consult with me to help with your mediation
process, I am uniquely equipped to help!
My seasoned set of skills as a divorce attorney and mediator with psychological
training will assist you in whatever process you need!
Call me today to schedule your FREE consultation.
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