If you have chosen divorce mediation over divorce litigation, why do you still need a divorce lawyer? While you don’t absolutely need a family law attorney to assist you during the mediation process, there are a number of good reasons to have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney on your side.

What is the Role of a Divorce Mediation Attorney During the Mediation Process?

  • A divorce mediation lawyer can answer your legal questions before, during, and after your mediation sessions.
  • A divorce mediation lawyer can assist you in securing and preparing all of the legal documents needed for divorce.
  • A divorce mediation lawyer knows the Washington State laws regarding separation, divorce, alimony, and child custody.
  • A divorce lawyer can help you talk through aspects of the mediation agreement and make sure that your rights are protected.
  • A divorce mediation attorney can help you understand the long-term legal consequences of your decision.
  • A divorce mediation attorney can offer you helpful information regarding your agreement based on their knowledge of the law and their past experiences as a mediation attorney.
  • While divorce mediators are totally neutral and unbiased during the mediation process, a divorce mediation lawyer will be on your team and on your side throughout the divorce process.
  • A divorce mediation attorney will closely read the final divorce agreement for any issues or legal problems before it is signed and sent to the court for approval.

To conclude, while a divorce mediation attorney isn’t a requirement for the mediation process, a family law attorney on your side during the process can make certain that your legal rights are protected and that the agreement that you sign is correct and appropriate. In addition, a divorce lawyer can answer all of your legal questions while also acting as your advocate during the mediation process. Do you have questions for a Washington State divorce attorney? Contact Molly Kenny today for a meeting.

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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington