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Tips for Choosing the Right Divorce Mediator

Sunday, 27 December 2009

As most Colorado Springs divorce lawyers will tell you, choosing the right mediator for your divorce is just as important as choosing the right lawyer.  There is no “one size fits all” approach here, so it pays to ask the right questions before you select a mediator.

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Here is a short list of questions you should ask your prospective mediator when interviewing them. 

Do they have a law degree?  How much family law experience do they have? 

How well a mediator understands family law cases, and how Colorado courts typically handle them is a very important consideration in choosing whether they should represent you.  Only when they are knowledgeable about likely court outcomes will they understand the significance of each issue you are facing. 

How much knowledge do they have about cases like yours? 

Explain to them your circumstances and make sure they have the subject matter expertise to understand your case.  Some of the more complicated parenting issues require a carefully crafted solution to make them work for both parties.  Complex financial issues, such as stock options and retirement plans, require a more financially savvy mediator who understands the financial and tax planning implications of a mediated property settlement. 

Does the mediator focus only on family law mediation, or do they practice in other legal areas? 

Ultimately, you will benefit most from an experienced family law mediator with substantial knowledge about conflict resolution, childhood development, financial matters, and support issues. Even if you don’t find someone with all of these traits, you will gain a lot of insight about their abilities by conducting a thorough interview. 

These tips should help you to narrow the field of potential divorce mediators, and a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer can give you the peace of mind you need to move forward with your case.

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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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