Lawyers play an important role in the mediation process. In fact, they play multiple roles. There is usually a lawyer for each party of the divorce and a mediating attorney who helps reach a fair legal resolution through unbiased observation and negotiation. This video explains what each mediation lawyer does in the process.
The two parties should both have a mediation lawyer to negotiate on their behalf. The mediating attorney who is presiding over the case is going to be as unbiased as possible. It’s a mistake to think they will go to bat for your cause in any way.
Your attorney and the attorney of your spouse will both be working to present your claims in the best possible manner. They know all of the laws, terminology, and precedents to properly negotiate with the mediating attorney on your spouse’s and your behalf.
Your lawyer will specifically work with you to figure out what the plan of action is for the mediation. They will break down financial records, property titles, and custody of children for you to figure out what you’re entitled to.
It’s important to remember that mediations serve a legal purpose. They are not arenas for two divorcing parties to air emotional grievances against one another. To learn more about the mediation process, click on the link above.