Your attorney is your legal dictionary, your advocate, and your knowledgeable source of all law that impacts your case short-term and long-term. What I mean by case is your life from the point of the divorce on and how decisions in mediation affect the following:
- How does Minnesota custody and parenting time play out on a day-to-day basis;
- What is a fair division of all marital assets in a Minnesota divorce;
- How to protect your non-marital assets in a Minnesota divorce;
- What are your financial obligations for children or a spouse in a Minnesota divorce, and;
- What is a fair division of liabilities and debt in a Minnesota divorce?
Your attorney’s role in mediation is to counsel and advise you. Your attorney will address the pros and cons of your legal position; your attorney will explain and inform you of the likelihood of an outcome at trial; your attorney will help you weigh the benefits of a settlement against the risks of having a Court decide the dispute. Your attorney doesn’t make a decision about settlement or compromise. Your attorney gives you the best education and information possible to allow you to make the best decision for you and the children under all the facts and circumstances of your case.
If your Minnesota family law case has any disputes related to custody, parenting time, property and debt division and payment of support or spousal support, then having your own attorney in mediation benefits you in every way.
If you like this post, I would love it if you would hit the “subscribe” button so that I may continue to share a variety of family law topics with you. Please do share this post via the share buttons at the bottom of the page. Thanks for reading.
Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Divorce, Child Custody, Father’s Rights, Mother’s Rights, Family Lawyer, Family Court Lawyer and Mediation Coach
What to know how to proceed? Call me at 320-492-3606 or e-mail me via www.katewillmorelaw.com