What is a Mediator?
Make Sure the Mediator Hears What is Important With the Help of a Family Law Attorney
I would suggest that if you are going to try mediation, you hire a family law attorney to consult with and help prepare you before ever setting foot into the mediator’s office. This is important because a divorce attorney can advise you of different strategies for ensuring that the focus of the mediation session is not spent trying to convince you to walk away from the issues that are important to you.
Before going into an Oregon divorce mediation, you will want a clear plan for what issues you are unwilling to move on, what issues you might be willing to concede for the sake of settlement, and what your strategy will be for handling the mediator’s questions. An experienced attorney can help you put together this type of plan to set yourself up for the best possible outcome from your mediation.
It is a good idea to have an attorney ready to finalize the paperwork with the terms both parties have agreed to in mediation. An experienced family law attorney is better equipped to understand how wording can effect future disputes and can ensure paperwork is done correctly. At Brasier Law we have also seen enough cases to know mediation, while a great tool, is not always successful. It is good to have a working relationship with divorce attorney so if this happens to your case it is quick and easy to move forward with the next steps in your divorce.