The Role of a Divorce Mediator

Who is a Mediator?

  • Mediators are professionals that have received training in alternative dispute resolution.
  • Mediators are people that understand how to get couples through a divorce with less stress than going through a trial.
  • Oftentimes a mediator is a lawyer, a judge, or a mental health professional.
A mediator is a trained professional that will not show bias toward either party and is guaranteed to remain neutral throughout your case.

What is the Role of a Mediator?

While it is up to the parties involved to create the terms of their agreement during mediation, the mediator facilitates the conversation and ensures that the proper issues are discussed. A mediator is a trained professional that will not show bias toward either party and is guaranteed to remain neutral throughout your case.

How to Find a Mediator

When looking for a mediator, oftentimes a divorce attorney is properly trained to handle the task. If he or she is not, your attorney will likely be able to suggest one that they have worked with in the past. While your attorney is credible and you trust them, be prepared to ask their solicited mediator a few questions to guarantee that you make the right decision.

Here are a few questions that you should ask a potential mediator:

  • What training did you undergo to be a mediator?
  • When did you first start working as a mediator?
  • What type of mediation do you specialize in?
  • Can you tell me how long mediation will last and how much it will cost?

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