Mediation is a compulsory process of any family law case. Before the court litigates a decision on issues of parenting plan, equitable distribution, alimony, child support or attorney fees (be it initial or post-judgment), the parties will be required by court to participate in settlement discussions.
The role of a mediator in that discussion is neutral — it is the parties, themselves, who are empowered with decision-making authority, and the parties, themselves, who ultimately make the decisions as to their final agreement.
You can attempt to mediate a settlement before or during your case, but you cannot use an attorney whom you have used as a litigator or adviser in your case to act as an impartial mediator, nor can a mediator later be hired to represent your interests in a divorce.
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