What happens if we do not finish the mediation in the allotted time?
We will do our best to ensure that the mediation completes in the scheduled time, but if this does not happen, we will try to reschedule additional time at a later date.
Do all divorce mediations end in a Final Divorce Decree?
No, but if all parties are satisfied with the mediation settlement, their attorneys will draft and file a Final Decree shortly thereafter.
Will the mediator give legal advice?
The mediator acts as a neutral party, and therefore will not provide any legal advice to either party. However, if the mediator feels that an unrepresented party needs legal representation, it is within the mediator’s rights to stop the session.
Will the mediator testify at trial?
No. The mediator’s report will only detail the parties that attended, the result of the mediation, and occasionally, the mediation fees. The mediator will not be called as a witness to trial and the records from the mediation cannot be subpoenaed as evidence for trial.