Utah Divorce Mediation Attorneys
Divorce Mediation Defined
Under Utah law, when an answer is filed in a divorce case, the parties must attend mediation to resolve any contested issues. The parties are required to attend at least 1 mediation session before the case can move forward in the courts. A judge may waive the mediation requirement if the parties can demonstrate there is good cause to do so.
Mediation is the process of taking your case before a neutral third party who assists the parties in reaching a voluntary and mutual agreement regarding the issues in their divorce.
Role of the Divorce Mediators
Since mediation is required in most divorces in Utah and can result in a settlement agreement in your case, it is essential that you go into mediation with an experienced and effective mediator. The divorce mediation attorneys at Salcido Law Firm are familiar with many of the most qualified and able Utah mediators and can schedule mediation with mediators who have been proven to be effective and knowledgeable.
The Mediator provides a neutral setting for the parties to discuss the issues involved and to facilitate an agreement. The Mediator does not legally represent either party. The Mediator does not have to be an attorney but it may help depending on your case if that person is an attorney.
Affect of Mediation
Mediation can have a lasting impact on your rights in a divorce. If you settle with your spouse at mediation without understanding the nature and terms of your settlement, you may have an uphill battle trying to make changes before or after the divorce decree is entered. It is very important to retain an attorney who is familiar with the divorce mediation process and can help you avoid pit falls in the mediation and negotiations.
Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden Divorce Mediation Attorneys
If you are going into divorce mediation, you should consider having a strong advocate on your side. Contact Salcido Law Firm PLLC and talk to one of our divorce mediation lawyers and family law attorneys today and Get Protected!
We can be reached almost anytime by phone at 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235, or send us an email.