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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MEET WITH YOUR ATTORNEY PRIOR TO MEDIATION FOR BETTER RESULTS


Your divorce attorney will need to meet with you in advance of your mediation date to discuss the mediation process, the strengths and weaknesses of your case, review possible exhibits with you, and ensure that you are confident in the points of your case.

If you have any questions or reservations about the mediation process, you should raise them with your attorney at this meeting so that you can walk into mediation feeling as prepared as possible.

It is important that your divorce lawyer has reviewed potential exhibits and has a strong understanding of the case in advance of mediation.

Often there will be an exchange of information or documents in advance of mediation, even if complete discovery is avoided to ensure that the attorney has access to the information necessary for them to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the case. This is important to know in advance of mediation to put you in the best negotiating position.

If your attorney explains that your case has many strengths, but also some weaknesses, do not be alarmed. It is important for you to understand this in advance of mediation so you do not feel overwhelmed or caught off guard if those issues are raised by the opposing party at the mediation, and they likely will be.

To view the remainder of this article by Sara Pitcher click:

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/meet-with-your-divorce-attorney-prior-to-mediation-for-better-results.html

For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/ --

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