Mediation: what is the advantage?


If you are able to work out an agreement with each having an attorney, you do not need the added cost of a mediator. Sometimes we will hire a mediator if we are having difficulty reaching agreement after trying settlement conferences with attorneys. A mediator is less expensive than court, but potentially more expensive than a settlement conference with attorneys.

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Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 781-1741 direct voice
(919) 256-1660 direct fax
(919) 787-6668 main voice
(919) 787-6361 main fax

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I am in the early stages of filing for divorce. I live in Kentucky and my soon-to-be ex lives in NC. We have been unable to reach a setlement agreement on our own. We have three children. My ex wants to use a mediator, but I am unclear how a mediator is financially advantageous when attorneys also will still need to be involved. In short, I would be paying for a mediator and two attorneys. Wouldn’t it make more sense for us to simply work this out with our attorneys? (I suggested the collaborative divorce process to my ex, but she would not agree to this.)

Also, can you recommend a good divorce lawyer in Greensboro? I understand your firm does not have an office there, but I have been told it’s important to have representation in the filing city where the attorneys will know the judges.