Simply stated, divorce mediation is a non-binding forum for individuals to work out their differences in a neutral forum with a neutral mediator. In Utah, mediation is required in most cases to help divorcing couples work through the terms of their divorce without the involvement of the Courts.
Mediation can be held with or without attorneys. However, at Burton Attorneys at Law, we recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal professional. Mediators are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice. Mediation will involve the discussion relating to all your divorce issues including real estate and personal property issues, division of financial assets (401k, stocks, bonds, etc.), retirement/pension plans, alimony, a division of business interests. If there are children involved, a final court order needs to dictate issues such as custody, child support, parent-time, etc. It is important that you fully understand the issues at hand in your divorce. You need a trained professional to guide you through the pitfalls and legal ramifications that your divorce may have for years to come.
Mediation will involve a discussion relating to all your divorce issues, including:
If there are children involved, mediation can be used to determine the outcome on child-related matters, including:
The only requirement of divorce mediation in Utah is that a party attend and make a good-faith effort at resolution. If a party decides a resolution cannot be reached, they may terminate the mediation. If a resolution is reached, it will only be binding if it is in writing and signed by both parties.
Divorce mediation can be held with or without attorneys. However, it is important that you fully understand the issues at hand in your divorce. That is why at Burton Attorneys at Law, we recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal mediation professional (a neutral party who cannot give legal advice). A trained professional will guide you through the pitfalls and legal ramifications that your divorce may have for years to come.
At Burton Attorneys at Law, we work with many mediation professionals with whom we trust and can work with to bring your divorce matter to resolution. We will help determine which mediator we feel will work best for your case.
To protect our client’s best interests, Burton Attorneys at Law ensures that mediation is used effectively. Our office was specifically designed with mediation in mind. Having three separate conference rooms in which mediation can be held with all the parties in one room or with the parties in separate rooms, allows for a comfortable atmosphere to handle your legal concerns.
Because legal jargon and negotiations may be confusing, our divorce mediation attorneys will guide you through the process and make sure you understand everything that is happening. By having an attorney with you, he/she can alert you of terms of the settlement that may go against your wishes before a final settlement is signed.
We at Burton Family Attorneys regularly work with many mediation professionals whom we trust and can work with to bring your divorce matter to resolution. We will help determine which mediator is best for your case to ensure a successful result.
Contact Burton Family Attorneys today for help with your divorce mediation!
Contact us today for a consultation with an attorney. During the meeting, you will be advised of your options as well as the cost of pursuing each option that you have. To more efficiently serve you, we encourage you to organize pertinent documents before your initial consultation if possible.
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