Attorney Assistance with the Mediation Process
In my opinion, it is impossible for one Mediator or one Attorney to sit with both parties to fully and adequately explain their rights and obligations in the Divorce process. That being said, retaining an Attorney does not need to be as expensive as it would be if you were litigating. Also, it does not need to be a process where you meet with your Attorney repeatedly, but you should sit down with an Attorney to determine what your rights and obligations are. From there, you can map out a strategy with the Attorney, or you can do it on your own. Either way is possible when you are engaging in Mediation in New York. It is a good idea to, at least, find out what your rights and responsibilities are before you make agreements in the Mediation process.