Tim Blankenship with Divorce661.com and today, we’re talking about hiring an attorney to be your mediator.
If you’re going to hire an attorney to be your mediator, you need to make sure that when you first contact them you let them know you’re contacting them for mediation and that you want them to work with your spouse as well.
If you go and meet with an attorney and have a consultation and they speak with you one-on-one, generally speaking, they will not be then able to be your mediator because they’ve had a personal consultation with you. This causes a conflict for the attorney.
And so, if you’re going to hire an attorney for a period for a mediation, make sure you contact them together, you meet with them together and you make it clear to the attorney that you want them to be the mediator for both you and your spouse.