When a couple decides to get divorced through mediation, there are a lot of questions that need to be addressed. For many people, they have never been through a divorce or dealt with a major legal issue and aren’t really sure what to expect. Some people wonder whether or not they even need an attorney for their mediated divorce. One question that many people have is whether they will need to hire a team of neutral professionals that will help them through the divorce.
Couples who are getting divorced through mediation will need to hire a divorce mediator to facilitate the process. The mediator will encourage constructive communication between the two parties and work towards helping them come to an agreement that can assist in finalizing the divorce. In addition to a mediator, some couples wish to hire a financial adviser who can represent both parties and discuss an appropriate way to divide finances, assets, taxes, and debts that have cumulated throughout the course of the marriage.
In addition, some couples want to bring in a divorce coach who can represent both parties neutrally. They can work with the mediator to address all important issues that the couple is facing, such as equitable distribution. When a couple has children together, they may want to hire a neutral professional who can help with matters such as child custody, child support payments, and visitation arrangements.
If you have questions about obtaining a divorce through mediation, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced divorce mediation attorney who can provide you with assistance.
Leslye M. Schlesinger is an experienced New City, NY collaborative divorce attorney and mediator serving Rockland and Westchester County. Ms. Schlesinger has over 30 years of experience. If you need her quality legal services, contact her New City office for a consultation.