Divorce Mediation and Finding the Right Connecticut Family Lawyer

Divorce Mediation and Finding the Right Connecticut Family Lawyer

Divorce Mediation and Finding the Right Connecticut Family Lawyer

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A mediator can help you settle disputed issues during your divorce. The process is confidential, and the mediator is a neutral party who remains objective. The mediator guides the couple in its united effort to reach an agreement on property division, child custody and visitation, and other issues. The mediator does not provide legal advice but helps the couple understand all of its options.

If you’re considering a divorce and aren’t sure whether to go to court or to mediation, call the Law Offices of Alexander H. Schwartz for a free consultation. Alexander Schwartz has more than 30 years of legal experience in divorce and family law. He and his team of skilled attorneys will handle your case with the personal attention you deserve.

Advantages of Mediation

The mediation process is designed to assist couples who want to avoid the expense and stress of having their divorce decided in court. But it can nonetheless be intimidating for people who are unfamiliar with legal processes or are uncomfortable presenting their case without benefit of legal counsel. If you feel uncertain, you should work with an attorney who can help prepare your case and attend mediation with you if that is acceptable to the mediator, your spouse, and his or her lawyer. (Certainly, you should have your attorney attend if the opposing party’s attorney is present.)

To keep costs down, you may want to engage an attorney on a consulting basis as someone you can discuss your questions with before or after a mediation session. Also, you may want your attorney to review the terms of the agreement that are reached during mediation. Your lawyer can:

  • Explain any points you may not be clear on
  • Determine whether the agreement complies with applicable laws
  • Evaluate whether you will receive all that you are legally entitled to
  • Assess the terms to ensure it is reasonable and feasible for you to meet your obligations

How to Find a Family Law Attorney

To find a good lawyer, you can ask friends and family members if they know of a reputable attorney who’s experienced and skilled in family/divorce law. Also, many lawyers offer free consultations, which often are a half-hour to one-hour session in which you discuss your case and decide whether you want to hire the attorney.

You should interview an attorney as you would anyone who provides a valuable service. Here are some suggested questions:

  • How long have you been practicing family law?
  • How many divorces have you handled?
  • Do you tend to represent the husband or the wife?
  • Have you ever prepared a client for mediation?
  • Have you ever attended mediation with a client?
  • Are you certified? By which organizations?
  • What is your fee?
  • What services will you provide?

Alexander H. Schwartz is a trusted Southport, Connecticut, lawyer who handles legal matters such as family law, divorce, child custody and support, and fathers’ rights. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible appointments that are scheduled around your availability.


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