It may seem that your divorce Seattle divorce mediator isn’t supporting your goals during the mediation process, and it may seem that way because it is true. It is not the mediator’s job to support you—the mediator does not represent you.

Here’s What a Seattle Divorce Mediator Should Do

It is a mediator’s job to help you and your soon to be ex-spouse reach an agreement. The mediator does not have to explain all of your options to you, nor does the mediator have to make sure that you choose the best option available to you. Instead, the mediator will go back and forth between you and your soon to be ex-spouse until some kind of legally enforceable agreement has been reached.

You Deserve Support

There are many benefits to mediation. It can save you time and money during the divorce process. However, it is important that you get the support that you need to make sure that you are reaching a mediation agreement that is in your best interests. To that end, you may choose to work with an experienced divorce lawyer who can coach you throughout the mediation process and make sure that your rights are protected in a way that a mediator cannot.

If you have questions about how to handle your divorce, then we encourage you to read one of our FREE divorce guides, The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Divorce in Washington or The Thinking Man’s Guide to Divorce in Washington and to contact us directly for a confidential consultation.

Molly B. Kenny
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington