In addition to the mediator, do I also need an attorney during the mediation process?

Having an attorney represent you during the mediation process is not necessary. We find that most of our clients do not retain or hire an attorney when they engage in mediation so as to avoid the cost associated with hiring an attorney. We successfully resolve their family’s legal issues without attorney involvement.

However, you may still choose to consult with a lawyer, which is not discouraged by the Family Divorce and Resolution Center. Upon request, we are happy to provide both parties with referrals to attorneys that are professional and experienced in the area of matrimonial and family law. In fact, if requested by the parties, we will even conduct mediation sessions where the parties and their attorneys participate together.

Although mediation is designed to avoid the necessity of the courts and legal fees, we do not discourage our clients from seeking the advice of any professional that will make them more comfortable with their decision. Our objective is to seek a resolution that is best for your family through a process that causes the least amount of strife and disruption to your family. We work with you and allow you to tailor the course which your mediation will take so that you and your family are comfortable with and confident in the resolution.

Our mediators will be happy to help you determine the best option for your family during this difficult time. Contact us now at (631) 419-6111 or contact us online for a free consultation.