The Dos And Don’ts Of Mediation

mediationQuestion:

I’m preparing to go to mediation with my wife. What are some of the dos and don’ts I should know about? 

Answer:

I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips on your situation.

Typically, an impartial and neutral third party will be present to facilitate a discussion between the parties in attendance at mediation in attempt to promote settlement of the issues.

The mediator does not get to make any substantive or binding decisions. You and your wife will, so you should never feel pushed or influenced by the mediator. Nevada divorce lawyer Elisabeth Flemming

The mediator may provide you legal information, but will not – or should not – give you legal advice. Their role is really to facilitate discussions between the parties and ensure that the conversation remains respectful.

You should also know that mediation is confidential, so the information and discussions will not be shared. Mediation is always voluntary, so if you want to discontinue the session, that is acceptable.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips in your situation, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Nevada divorce lawyer Elisabeth Flemming, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “The Dos And Don’ts Of Mediation

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