Can I bring my attorney to mediation?

Mediation is a process that can be used to solve many situations. People in the business world use this process to settle business arguments involving their companies. This can prove to be effective since they will not have to enter litigation. They may be able to solve their issues in mediation sessions in an amicable way that can allow them to continue to work together in the future. The same could be said for mediation used during divorce. Couples can use this process to go through an amicable divorce. This may be able to benefit them in the future for following through with child custody arrangements and co-parenting. During this process, spouses will meet with a neutral third party that serves as a mediator to facilitate the sessions. Spouses are each allowed to bring their attorney. This can give them legal aid during an emotional time.

Does the mediator make decisions?

During mediation, the mediator does not make decisions for the couple. Rather, the mediator ensures the conversation is productive and reaching an end goal. The couples are in charge of making their own decisions in mediation. This is the opposite in court. During litigation, a judge will rule over a case for the divorcing couple and make decisions for them. This can be hard for couples since they may have no power during this time.

Can marital issues be changed?

Current factors are considered during the time of divorce to decide on marital issues. Since only current factors are considered, there needs to be room for changes in the future. As the lives of each spouse change, they may need a change for a marital issue. These circumstances can change in the future due to a variety of reasons. These changes can be used to fit a spouse’s changing circumstances or to better fit a child regarding custody matters or child support. There are many factors that go into each decision. As these factors change, the decisions may need to be changed as well. Marital issues can include a range of decisions, such as custody arrangements, child support, alimony and the division of assets. When children are being negatively affected by their custody arrangement, it can be a good idea to seek an adjustment. You can file a motion with the court to bring the case to the attention of a judge. This may be able to better fit the child’s needs and give them a more favorable outcome.

Before taking any sort of legal action, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an experienced attorney. Contact The Radol Law Firm to discuss any divorce and family law matters you may be faced with.