If your mediation breaks down, you are then going to need to have your divorce attorney either negotiate or litigate the issues that remain in your case. Because the requests for mediation have increased so much over the past several years, we are sending a broader array of cases to mediation, and sometimes our clients have difficulty concluding their issues in mediation. That doesn’t mean that the process was a waste of time. It simply means that not every issue could be finished in mediation. It usually remains beneficial that the parties started in mediation. We are then able to conclude the balance of the issues, either through negotiation with divorce attorneys or through litigation with a judge assisting us in concluding the issues.
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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.
Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., is a New York family law and divorce attorney in Albany, Saratoga, and the surrounding areas. For more than 20 years, Jean has maintained her capital region law firm, located on Route 9 in Clifton Park, New York. The practice encompasses all areas of family and matrimonial law, and an online uncontested divorce service.
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