When parties agree to participate in the mediation process, as an alternative to the litigation process, they are not giving up their right to legal representation and/or support. Some of the objectives of mediation are to hear the concerns of each of the parties and reach a resolution that addresses those concerns. The mediator has no authority to resolve issues. The skilled mediator uses a process that is designed to assist the parties in reaching their own agreement.
The mediator is not representing either party. When participating in mediation, many people use the services of attorneys. Some people prefer to participate in mediation with attorneys being present. Others prefer to have an attorney with whom they can consult during the mediation process. The attorney will usually be called upon to review any proposed agreements and pleadings that will be presented to the court.
The attorneys of Nachlis & Fink work with individuals who are ending their marriages and who wish to proceed toward single life down very different paths. They are prepared to advocate for their clients’ rights and interests in court if litigated divorce is the option clients choose and they are able to represent their clients’ wishes if a more tempered method of divorce is preferred.
The attorneys at Nachlis & Fink are both experienced in litigation and with alternatives to litigation. They recognize that there are many ways to resolve the issues relating to the end of relationships. We believe it is our responsibility to provide you with an understanding of your options and to provide the support that is necessary to meet your reasonable goals. To contact the firm or to learn more about its diverse divorce practice, readers of this blog are invited to visit Nachlis & Fink online through our family law portal.