In the event your situation involves Child Family Services being actively involved or a history with CFS, a history of severe abuse or a child being abducted from this jurisdiction then we cannot be of assistance and you should retain a divorce lawyer. In situations of abuse or mental illness we can assist but it would be best if you attend with a divorce lawyer.
Aside from that, you never need a divorce lawyer to go through our resolution processes. In fact, most of our clients attend without a divorce lawyer. Since mediation only involves a settlement being reached in the event both parties agree, and since one of the mediatorâ€™s jobs is ensuring that both parties get their stories out and are heard, most people feel secure in attending mediation on their own.
Because the mediators at Jones Divorce Mediation Inc. are all knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyers themselves, they are able to provide accurate and current legal information for you. However, if you prefer to have your divorce lawyer with you during all or part of a mediation, that is perfectly acceptable and divorce lawyers are welcome to attend mediation with their clients.
It is also possible to have your divorce lawyer attend mediation initially but not throughout the entire process, or for a divorce lawyer to be brought into the process mid-way through.
If you have any questions about whether or not you need to seek counsel from a divorce lawyer, or are unsure about what path to take, connect with our team. We are here to help you move forward and create resolution. Let’s get started.