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What is Mediation?
June 9, 2018
What is Mediation?
Make no mistake about it. Divorce is a rough process altogether but when you and your spouse are not in agreement on a variety of issues the process quickly becomes more unspeakably onerous and uncivil.
For some people, the Court Room is the only way to air out and settle differences by having a neutral party, the Judge, who points out to the parties and their lawyers how a case will likely be determined after a trial and if that does not happen, to try the case. But that is not the only option. You can also choose mediation. If you are a private person you might like to keep your dirty laundry out of the public eye and opt for mediation or collaboration instead in a setting that is more relaxed. If you are living in Manhattan, mediation with our law firm is a good choice. Though this firm has over thirty one years’ experience in litigating new York divorce cases, we also find that mediation or collaboration is just as highly effective if not more so. Manhattan residents will find qualified attorneys who can work with both spouses to achieve a just result and arrive at an agreement and you would probably want a Manhattan divorce lawyer or Manhattan custody lawyer to accomplish this as each county in New York has a somewhat different take on the law that governs your case.
After a mediated agreement is reached you do not have to sign it as yet. Then, teach party has the agreement reviewed by independent counsel to ensure that the agreement arrived at in mediation comports with their understanding and you will save a lot of time, money and aggravation in proceeding thus since the second attorney is only hired for the review process, not tear it apart.
By Lisa Beth Older, your NYC DIvorce Lawyer