Even if you're going the process of mediation rather than forcing a judge to decide everything, it is still wise to hire a divorce attorney who will still play a critical role in the process. Your attorney will be advising you through each stage of the process and relaying critical information to help you get everything you deserve. Rather than going into the mediation blind, you should meet with your attorney first for several key reasons:
- You need to learn how the process will go so you are ready to negotiate back and forth and understand how you should be able to come to a settlement by the end of the process.
- Your attorney can lay out the strengths and weaknesses of your case to both build your confidence and alert you to any potential snags that may come up so you'll be emotionally prepared.
- You'll get some key pieces of divorce advice to take with you, like not framing something as a final offer if you're actually willing to negotiate beyond it.
If you don't yet have a lawyer for the divorce mediation process, now is the time to get one. Contact Richard Ross Associates today to get the necessary divorce advice to come out of a divorce with what you deserve.