What is Divorce Mediation?
If you’re seeking a divorce in Maryland, one of the processes you’ve probably heard of is Mediation. Mediation is when both parties decide to sit down with a trained, neutral mediator to try and come to terms over the divorce.
Should I First Try Mediation?
Mediation is an exceptionally useful tool for anyone going through a divorce in Maryland. This holds especially true for those people who are going through a divorce involving children.
Can I Still Have a Lawyer with me in Mediation?
Yes, you can. It’s a courtesy to give other parties the heads up, but having a lawyer attend mediation is a smart move to protect your interests. That said, a decision doesn’t need to be made at your first mediation appointment, so you can bring the draft agreement to your lawyer for their approval before anything is finalized.
If We Reach an Agreement in Mediation, Do we Still Have to Go to Court?
Yes, but if the terms are all agreed upon ahead of time and signed by both parties, their lawyers, and a notary, the process will be much faster.
Finding a Maryland Divorce Lawyer with Mediation Experience
Mediation is especially useful in the divorce process. It helps to part ways amicably so that both sides can still get along—and this is especially true if children are involved. Alan L. Billian, P.A. is an experienced divorce lawyer in Maryland who has helped countless couples through their mediation process. For more information, get in touch with us today at 410-889-5500
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