Mediators and attorneys work together in a variety of ways, collaborating toward a solution that their clients can accept. Attorneys at times would like their clients to mediate toward a solution to avoid prolonged litigation and court hearings. At times, the court may refer parties to mediation and attorneys will select or the court may refer the parties to a mediator prior to a court hearing to see if the parties can reach a resolution.
Not all mediators are attorneys and not all attorneys perform mediations, however mediators are trained in mediation and can take additional training for family law matters. This training is specific to custody, family law, domestic violence and many other family law related matters to help you reach your best outcome.