A divorce mediator is very different from a courtroom judge. A mediator does not make decisions for the couple and does not settle arguments for the couple. Instead, a mediator is there to guide you through the divorce mediation process, to promote constructive communication, and to provide an environment that is conducive to cooperation and agreement.
A mediator will be neutral and unbiased throughout your sessions. He or she may suggest routes to a possible solution, share how other couples have talked through issues, and encourage listening, compromise, and empathy. A mediator often has extensive experience and can offer you useful information and tools that can help you find your way to a workable and amicable solution.
Also during each session, the mediator will document the meeting and the decisions you have reached. At the end of the mediation process, the mediator may draft a divorce settlement for you and your spouse – a document that should be reviewed by you and your attorney before finalization.
Do you have further questions about the divorce mediation process, or do you need a Seattle divorce attorney to stand at your side through the mediation process? Contact the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny today at 425-460-0550 to speak with a lawyer.