If you are going to be mediating your case, what you are doing in essence is negotiating your agreement with your spouse with a divorce mediator present. The divorce mediator is not an arbitrator. The mediator does not provide you with legal advice. The mediator represents neither of you. What you need to do is to educate yourself on the legal issues you have to resolve, with or without an attorney, so that you know what your rights and responsibilities are for the mediation process. That is, make sure that you have an understanding of the process and that you’re going to be sitting down with a mediator and your spouse to negotiate what it is that you want out of the proces
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Divorce mediation is an alternative to litigation that can be less expensive and contentious. New York does not require that spouses mediate or arbitrate their divorce or separation issues, but does allow the mediation process to supplement or bypass the litigation system.
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