Using an Attorney As a Mediator
Using a Lawyer As a Mediator
Concord Mediation Attorney
If you are getting divorced and are thinking about using mediation as the way to resolve your case, your choice of mediator is pivotal. The ability of you and your spouse to reach a settlement that fits your needs and future goals depends in large part on the mediator's ability to think creatively, facilitate productive discussions and provide expertise in the area of law being mediated.
In truth, the best family law mediators are usually lawyers themselves. Someone who is trained as both an attorney and a mediator — like Ora Schwartzberg — brings a much different skill set to a case than a mediator who never practiced family law in a courtroom.
What Are the Advantages of Using a Lawyer As a Mediator?
Simply put, family law mediation is about you, your future and your children. The process allows you and your spouse to work together to decide what your post-divorce life should look like. An attorney/mediator can help you accomplish you goals better than a non-lawyer mediator because:
- Family law is highly complex. It takes an experienced family/ divorce lawyer's knowledge to understand the nuances of potential divorce agreements.
- Experienced family law attorneys have a level of expertise that allows them to provide a depth of service not possible when a layperson is serving as a mediator.
- Lawyers are trained to see problems from many different perspectives. An attorney mediator can explain the possible ramifications of various provisions in your agreement that a non-lawyer mediator is unlikely to recognize.
- Lawyers know how to draft divorce agreements that truly reflect your wishes. Attorneys are trained to use precise language and attorney drafted agreements are less likely to be disputed in the future.
Why Choose Ora Schwartzberg?
Concord family lawyer Ora Schwartzberg has more than 25 years of experience handling divorce cases. She is also a certified marital mediator who has written a book discussing divorce mediation. As the founder of this law firm, Ora Schwartzberg emphasizes cooperation between spouses whenever possible, and has built an impressive record of success mediating divorces in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Ora Schwartzberg has extensive family court experience as well. This means that she understands what judges expect, how they handle divorces and what kinds of agreements are likely to hold up under a judge's scrutiny. All of this knowledge helps our firm find long-lasting solutions that protect clients and children both now and in the future.
Contact Our New Hampshire Divorce Law Firm
For more information about the benefits of using a lawyer to run your divorce mediation sessions, please call Ora Schwartzberg's law firm at 603-224-8008 (Concord) or 603-272-9500 (Piermont). You can also contact our law firm online.