Hiring a Divorce Mediator (Checklist)
A mediated divorce happens when the spouses use a trained neutral mediator to help them reach agreements on the terms and conditions of property settlement, child custody and visitation. You and your spouse can save a great deal of money availing yourselves of the services of a mediator who helps the two of you come to agreement at a fraction of the cost of a court battle. Mediation is not about saving the marriage; ití s about making make the divorce work more easily. Remember, court battles take an emotional and financial toll, regardless of who filed or who is at fault. The court sometimes offers trained mediators who can help negotiate an agreement. Here is a checklist of points to consider when hiring a mediator:
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OTHER CONSIDERATIONS -- ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) may not be effective if it takes place before the parties have sufficient information to resolve the dispute. The neutral party may charge a fee, and, if the dispute is not resolved through ADR, the parties may then have to face the usual and traditional costs, such as attorney's fees and expert fees. Lawsuits must be brought within the Statutes of Limitations. Parties must be careful not to let a Statute of Limitation run while a dispute is in an ADR process.
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