When starting the divorce mediation process it is imperative that you know what to ask for. An effective mediator will help guide you through the process and make sure that all applicable issues are addressed. But just to be on the safe side you should at least have some working familiarity with the concepts that will be discussed. Those concepts include but are not limited to the following: alimony, equitable distribution and child related issues such as child custody and child support.
One of the great things about the mediation process is that nothing is finalized until such time as both parties are comfortable and agree to the terms being discussed. You will have time to get up to speed and have all your questions answered before finalizing the agreement.
You will want to see to it that you get a fair deal in mediation. In order to ensure that this happens you should review what is discussed in mediation with your own individual divorce lawyer.
You should ask the mediator to explain to you what the law is and how it applies to your own particular set of facts. An experienced mediator will be happy to do this for you. You want to also ask the mediator if the settlement proposal that is prepared provides you with what you are entitled to. If your spouse is a true believer in the mediation process, he or she will have no objection to you receiving what you are entitled to.
Partner Vincent C. DeLuca has mediated hundreds of cases successfully over the course of his 27-year legal career. Mr. DeLuca does not require any upfront retainer when he mediates. He typically resolves all outstanding issues within one or two meetings. Once the mediating couple has come to an agreement on settlement terms. Mr. DeLuca will prepare a comprehensive marital settlement agreement that may be utilized by the parties when they finalize their divorce. If you are interested in the mediation process or have any questions with regard to mediation, please feel free to call Mr. DeLuca today.