In previous articles we discussed the general process of mediation and its advantages over the traditional court process (“Divorce Mediation”; “Why Should I Consider Divorce Mediation vs. Traditional Court Process?”).
Although a divorce mediator is not required to be a lawyer, it may be beneficial for you to consider selecting a mediator who is also a lawyer, if you are seeking a more comprehensive and effective resolution of your divorce case.
The following are a few reasons that may support this approach:
– A mediator-lawyer can offer legal expertise and guidance throughout the mediation process, helping to ensure that all of your rights and interests are protected. They can also provide you with valuable advice on legal issues that may arise during the mediation process, such as property division, child custody, and spousal support.
– A mediator-lawyer is familiar with the legal system, including the local court system and judges, and can use this knowledge to your advantage during the mediation process. This can help to ensure that any agreement reached during mediation will be enforceable in court.
– A mediator-lawyer can help you maintain focus on your priorities, assess the fairness of proposed agreements, and identify potential pitfalls or legal issues that you might overlook due to emotional involvement.
– A mediator-lawyer can review various documents that are produced during mediation such as financial records, parenting plans, and settlement agreements, etc. to ensure they are comprehensive, accurate, and protect your rights.
– Divorce involves various legal requirements, such as filing paperwork, meeting deadlines, and adhering to specific procedures. A lawyer can ensure that all legal formalities are properly followed, reducing the risk of mistakes or oversights that could result in complications or delays.
If you have any questions about divorce mediation in Illinois, or any other divorce and/or family law matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by calling (312) 641-0771, or emailing email@example.com. Our experienced attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.