FAQs about Mediation
Answered by Our Mediators in Nashua
At Bernazzani Law, we are proud to represent clients in mediation sessions or provide services as neutral mediators. We are big believers in mediation, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. Here, we answered some of our clients’ most commonly asked questions.
We Have a Great Deal of Assets and Children. Is Our Case Too Complex for Mediation?
No case is too complex for mediation. Our trained mediators in Nashua can discuss and address every possible issue. When necessary, experts in child care, property division, and other relevant subject matters will assist you to work through any thorny issues.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
In New Hampshire and Massachusetts, you will never have to appear before a judge if you and your spouse can successfully complete the mediation process. With family courts being overwhelmed and overbooked, mediation can help you get through your divorce quickly without having to worry about lengthy court delays.
Do I Still Need My Own Lawyer?
While a neutral mediator is usually an attorney, a mediator will not be able to give you independent advice to benefit only you. It is important that each spouse has his or her own respective attorney to provide necessary guidance and to review any final agreements. Your lawyer can prevent you from agreeing to something that can cause you harm in the future.
Can We Determine Child Custody through Mediation?
Absolutely. In fact, we have found that mediation is a much better way for divorcing parents to work out issues regarding child custody than traditional litigation. If your children are still young, you and your ex-spouse will have to continue to co-parent for years to come. Working together in mediation will help prepare you for the future, and maintaining a good, working relationship will also help your children adjust with this new phase of their lives.
What If We Cannot Agree on Everything?
While rare, it is possible that you and your spouse just may not be able to find common ground. The benefit of mediation is that it provides a great deal of flexibility. You can continue to have more sessions with your mediator in an attempt to reach an agreement, or you can elect to take the matter to litigation. It is important to remember that in litigation, however, you will not have as much control over the outcome.
Call Bernazzani Law today at (603) 261-2214 to schedule your free consultation with our mediators in Nashua.
Some attorneys portray themselves as bulldogs. However, being overly aggressive is not always effective. When a fight is necessary, we fight. But when it is clear that a negotiated or mediated solution can yield better results — and the client wants this — we do not hesitate to follow the more fruitful path.
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