Choosing a Divorce Mediator
In every divorce, there are many issues that must be agreed upon by both parties, including those surrounding property division, child custody, and spousal support. In cases where the separating couple cannot come to a mutual decision regarding these aspects, mediation is a valid alternative form of dispute resolution that has proven successful in helping many divorce cases amicably settle their issues. In mediation, a couple chooses an objective third party to help them constructively discuss the divorce proceeding and assist them in coming to an agreement. Choosing a proper mediator is perhaps the most important aspect of the mediation process, because if a couple fails to find a qualified mediator, the whole process could be rendered useless. At BB Law Group PLLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping divorcing couples reach a common consensus regarding the terms of their divorce as quickly and amicably as possible.
Tips to Choosing a Divorce Mediator
When choosing a divorce mediator there are many things that a divorcing couple must keep in mind, like the mediator’s training, how much the process costs, and the method of the mediator. Furthermore, the mediator must be chosen and agreed upon by both spouses to ensure that all parties respect what is accomplished after the mediation session. Some other helpful tips in choosing a proper divorce mediator include:
- Only consider mediators with over 40 hours of mediation training
- Ensure that mediator will use a fair approach towards both spouses
- Find a mediator with the financial expertise necessary to recommend an equitable division of property
- Consult with the mediator prior to session to ensure that they are right for the job
- Find a compassionate mediator
These are only a few tips to choosing a divorce mediator, every divorce has different circumstances and mediation may not be optimal for some cases.
Contact a Divorce Attorney
If you or someone you know is about to undergo a divorce, the mediation process may be able to save significant sums of time, as well as money. At BB Law Group PLLC, our attorneys understand how difficult a divorce may be for a couple. Our mission is to make the divorce process as simple and pain-free as possible so that both spouses can move on in their lives. Contact our office at (832) 534-2589 today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.