I always advise my clients to have separate, independent counsel review any agreement before they sign it. About half my clients choose to do so; about half do not.
In this article, Susan Ingram explains that, as divorce mediators, we must, and will, give a couple information about the law. This includes equitable distribution of property, parenting plans, and child support.
Susan also explains that mediators work in a neutral capacity with both parties, and do not offer separate legal advice to either one of them.
If you or someone you know could benefit from assistance in decision making during a divorce, contact Falmouth Mediation at 508-566-4159 for a free, no-obligation, private, confidential consultation. We will be happy to discuss the key details of your situation, address any concerns, and help you decide if divorce mediation would be beneficial.