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Can my spouse and I hire a mediator for our divorce and skip hiring an attorney for each of us?

It may be possible to find a few mediators who will do this, but most will not represent clients that do not have attorneys. The reason is that neither party understands the law and the unintended consequences, and the mediator CANNOT give legal advice to either.

I want to go to a divorce mediator like in the movie “Marriage Story”. Why can’t I find one?

Can my spouse and I do divorce mediation at the Dispute Resolution Center?

Why do we have to go to mediation prior to a trial?

Will I have to be in the same room as my soon to be ex-spouse at mediation?

If I go to mediation, do I have to settle my case?

What happens if we sign a Mediated Settlement Agreement?

What happens if I regret signing a Mediated Settlement Agreement?

What if the Mediated Settlement Agreement isn’t clear on an issue? Who gets to decide?

What is the difference between a Mediator and an Arbitrator?

Can I bring a friend, parent, sibling or other person to my mediation?

How long will my mediation be?

Can I settle part of my case in mediation and go to court for the remaining issues?

What happens if we do not settle our case at mediation?

If we do not settle in mediation, can the proposed settlement agreements that were rejected be used at trial?

How should I choose a mediator?

What are some dos and don’ts for mediation?