Whose Side is the Mediator On?
Uncontested Divorce Mediation
Posted April 29, 2016
In the American legal system, attorneys are ethically obligated to fight for the best interests of their clients. They represent a specific client, and it is their job to use all legal and ethical means to pursue a positive outcome for that client.
This is the dynamic most people are familiar with, and they tend to assume all legal matters are resolved this way- one party against another party, with lawyers on each side fighting a zero-sum battle. This is certainly how many people conceive of a divorce.
However, that isn't how divorce mediation works. The role of our attorney-mediators isn't to take sides. We're not contractually bound to one party or another- we're bound to both, which means we work in the best interests of both.
What this means in concrete terms is that we work to solve problems in a way that leaves both parties as well off as possible. We will not prioritize one party over another, and we treat you both equitably.
Both parties can come to our attorney-mediators with questions or to seek clarification on a complex or complicated point.
If you have questions about divorce mediation anywhere in Colorado, please call Split Simple today at 855-665-9920 for a free consultation.
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