So you want to know, how does a divorce mediation work? Divorce mediation's are becoming a more popular avenue for couples seeking to resolve their divorce issues as quickly and cost-effective as possible. With the current economic situation we are in many couples are trying to reach an amicable agreement without the need for court intervention. Mediation is often a first step for couples before needing to hire a divorce attorney to assist them with a typical divorce proceeding.
The mediation sessions are often appealing due to the more comfortable setting between the mediator and the two parties involved. In addition, mediation is a voluntary process that both parties must willingly agree to attending. Moreover, mediation session is an attempt for the parties to voices all questions, concerns and issues in the hopes of reaching an amicable agreement regarding all issues involved in the divorce.
For a mediation session to run properly the mediator must be a neutral third party. The mediators job is to keep the flow of conversation between the parties. Moreover, the mediator must enforce the ground rules so that the session can run smoothly. Mediators are in charge of facilitating discussion and making sure that none of the parties monopolize the time allotted for the mediation session. Name calling of any kind will not be permitted. Additionally, if any of the parties are rude or disrespectful during the session they may be asked to leave. The reason for these ground rules are that if the parties are not being respectful to one another they will not allow for a conducive and comfortable meeting environment.
If you would like to take the next steps in retaining a family law attorney to assist in your divorce mediation matter you will want to schedule a consultation as soon as possible. The attorney will be able to go over the options you have and will discuss pricing for your specific matter. If you are interested in a flexible payment schedule you will want to ask the attorney during the consultation what the options are. For further information regarding divorce and mediation please contact your local family law attorney. Please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your divorce mediation matter!