As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

Do I Need a Divorce Mediation Attorney?

If you are getting divorced and are having a mediation, you are not required to have an attorney. An attorney does not usually attend the mediation sessions unless the participants think it is necessary. Nevertheless, we recommend that you each have a divorce mediation attorney for the following reasons:

  • You will negotiate the divorce yourselves. For the most successful negotiations, it is important that you are an informed negotiator. Mediators can provide general legal information but cannot give legal advice. Attorneys provide valuable legal advice as to the law, your rights and information so that you will be informed and more comfortable and confident in your negotiations. Your attorney will make sure that you are aware of all of your legal rights and obligations so that you address all of them in your mediation.
  • The goal of mediation is a complete and binding agreement. The Mediator is not your attorney and will not be writing these documents. We recommend that you have an attorney prepare it before you sign it. This assures that the agreement will do what you expect.
  • The court system can be very frustrating if you do not know how it works. An attorney can manage the court process and filing for you.