Protecting Your Rights During Calgary Divorce Mediation: Part 2
April 26, 2017
In Part 1 of this article, you learned that some Calgary divorces go through a process called Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR. Also commonly called "divorce mediation" or simply "mediation," this is a process where instead of arguing about your divorce in court, you sit down with a mediator and your lawyer to work out a fair and equitable agreement with your ex-spouse.
With a lawyer from GDE Family Law by your side, we will ensure you get the best deal possible, mediation is a fast and safe way to come to a divorce agreement in many Calgary divorces.
How Your Calgary Divorce Lawyer Will Assist You During Mediation
Before you have your first mediation or ADR session, you and your Calgary divorce lawyer will discuss all of the relevant details of your unique situation: income, financial assets and debts, property you own, parenting history and custody desires if children are involved, and so forth. You'll want into mediation well prepared, and your lawyer will be there to help you ask for exactly what you want and work with the mediator to get it.
There are no guaranteed outcomes in mediation, of course, just as there are no guarantees in a courtroom divorce. With mediation, though, you have every opportunity to get a fair deal that gives you what you want and are entitled to. If you try mediation but are ultimately unable to come to an agreement with your ex-spouse, you always have the option to end Alternative Dispute Resolution and move to a courtroom divorce, where a judge will hear arguments and make decisions.
Mediation gives you more power to make decisions for yourself, and provides you with all of the same legal protections and the ongoing advice of the Calgary divorce lawyer you choose.
Contact a Calgary Divorce Lawyer With Your Questions
No matter where you are in the divorce process, you're entitled to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Calgary divorce lawyer. You deserve professional legal assistance in order to protect your rights and interests and give you the best start to your new life.
To schedule an appointment and discuss the specifics of your unique Calgary divorce, please contact our office to schedule an appointment today.
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