‘Til Divorce Do Us Part: How an Attorney Can Help in the Mediation Process
No one gets married thinking that it will end in divorce, but this is the unfortunate reality for many couples. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Nevada has one of the highest divorce rates in the country, with 4.6 divorces for every 1,000 people, higher than the national average of 3.1 divorces per 1,000 people. Divorces can get nasty, but a consulting attorney can provide legal advice and advocate for their client before any documents are signed.
Although mediators provide impartial, unbiased information for couples to use as a basis for dialogue, most people don’t fully understand divorce laws. This is where it helps to hire a consulting attorney who can provide specific legal advice to help people make informed decisions regarding alimony, child custody, and more.
Attorneys Advocate for Their Clients
Many couples choose mediation instead of litigation so that they can be in control of the terms of separation, rather than relying on a judge to hand down a decision. This allows both parties to agree to terms based on what they feel best suits their living situations. Some people have a hard time clearly voicing their thoughts in this tense, overwhelming environment. An experienced attorney can help their clients focus on their priorities and devise strategies that lead to fair and reasonable resolutions.
Attorneys Review All Contracts & Legal Documents
The goal of mediation is to create a binding legal contract that outlines the terms agreed to by both parties. An attorney can ensure clients fully understand each facet of an agreement. Misunderstandings can be costly, so it’s imperative that an attorney reviews all paperwork before signing.
Consult an Attorney Now
Karen A. Connolly, J.D. is a family law attorney who has helped countless clients navigate the divorce and mediation process, helping them reach agreeable terms with their spouse for child custody, the division of assets, and other important issues. She can review your case and advocate for what you feel is best for your family. Call (702) 678-6700 for a consultation with the Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly, Ltd.