Who sets up the mediation during a divorce?

Who sets up the mediation during a divorce?
The lawyer, or the client?

I thought the client set that up. You don’t always need a mediator some divorces end on good terms.

4 thoughts on “Who sets up the mediation during a divorce?”

  1. you give your lawyer the dates youre available and he sets something up. a mediator is not acting attorney just, well, a mediator. so with the dates you give and the dates your spouse gives, both parties (your spouses and your attorney) set up a mutual and neutral place to discuss everything. you can opt to be in a different room if you like.
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    legal assistant for 3 yrs

  2. I think it’s different in every state. In some states, you can have a mediator that you go to together to hammer everything out and then each of you gets an attorney and files for the divorce, with the agreement basically already reached. This can be done when both parties are still talking and willing to work together. In some states, mediation is called upon before taking the divorce before a judge, in the hopes you can hammer out an amicable agreement without a judge having to step in and make rulings one way or the other. In this case, one party tells their attorney they want mediation, and the attorney notifies the other party’s attorney. In some cases, mediation is available through the court, and in other cases, you get to name an attorney(s) who you would like to act as a mediator (usually for about two or three meetings) and the other side has to agree which mediator they want. There are probably even more scenarios that I don’t know about, so one thing you could do is find your County’s Judicial website and look under matrimonial courts, and then read everything you can find on there, and it should mention mediation somewhere. For a successful divorce, you need to be as well educated as possible. You may wish to read a book such as "How to Get a Divorce Without Ruining Your Life" and have your spouse read a copy as well. It is not biased in one way or the other – it gives advice for both husbands and wives, and aims to have the couple go their separate ways with as little devastation, psychologically and financially, as possible. If the othere party wants a fight, then mediation isn’t going to help, no matter what.
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  3. Your lawyer, and the other party’s lawyer mutually agree on someone. That’s what you pay for. However, mediation services are not free. Generally the person who wants it pays for it. (If it’s both of you, then it’s shared cost).
    References :
    Been there, done that.

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