4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY
- WHAT is mediation? – Mediation in divorce and custody cases is a meeting between the plaintiff, defendant, and a mediator. It can be used to resolve all issues including custody, support and property division.
- WHEN should it be done? – Mediation can be done before or after filing and even after the case is over if new issues arise.
- WHO should do it? - The Mediator Matters! The mediator is a neutral person that tries to find issues that can be resolved by agreement or compromise. Most of the time, the mediator’s role is not to pass judgment on a party’s legal argument or to decided what is true and what is not true.
- WHAT can your lawyer do to make sure that you get the best result possible at mediation? Your lawyer can make sure you are prepared, you are protected, you have selected the right mediator and that you have selected the right time in the case to utilize it.
The ADAM attorneys at Shaw Law Group routinely use mediation to get their clients fair resolutions to their divorce and custody matters. Please call 616-827-ADAM to see if your case would benefit from the use of mediation.