Once you’ve chosen mediation to resolve issues related to your divorce or other family law matter, you are well on your way forward. But what do you do next? How do you find the right mediator in New York to handle the delicate and complex issues you need to settle?
The challenge is finding a mediator who not only understands how to effectively work with both parties to bridge their differences and develop agreements that support their short and long term goals of but is also highly capable in their ability to draft durable agreements. Durable agreements not only meet all applicable legal requirements but also provide as much clarity as possible to eliminate conflict in the future. Finding such a mediator requires some research. But finding the right mediator will make the process more productive and efficient so that you walk away satisfied with the outcome.
Professional mediators come from a variety of backgrounds and may have experience resolving many different types of disputes. If you are looking for a mediator for your divorce or separation, you want to find a mediator with considerable experience successfully helping couples resolve the financial, legal and emotional issues that come up in family-law related matters.
As experienced lawyers and mediators dedicated to finding peaceful resolutions in divorce, Andrea Vacca and Marcos Fernandez understand how to guide couples toward solutions that meet both of their needs. They also frequently works with couples developing pre and postnuptial agreements that protect their interests and allow them to move forward into their new lives with confidence.
Professional organizations devoted to excellence in divorce mediation can provide a starting point in a search for a qualified mediator. The attorney mediators at Vacca Family Law Group are active members of the NY State Council on Divorce Mediation and the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, which enables them to keep on top of the latest developments and to hone their knowledge by sharing with others in the field.
Consider Important Factors
As you consider potential candidates to serve as your mediator, you need to consider several factors. Most mediators now offer remote options, so location is not as important as it once was. Questions to keep in mind as you review the candidates include:
- What experience do they have mediating the issues involved in your case?
- What background do they have in laws involved in your case?
- Is the mediator willing to offer options that could help you move past an impasse?
- Does the mediator have the support of a team that can work with you to gather documents, create reports, draft agreements and handle scheduling or is the mediator a sole practitioner that must do all of that work by her or himself?
To find the answers to these questions, you should schedule a meeting to find out how the mediator you are considering works. After that, you may wish to find out what other people are saying about the skills of this mediator. Reviews from clients and recommendations from attorneys or other professionals speak volumes when it comes to finding a skilled mediator.
Vacca Family Law Helps You Get Fair Resolutions Through Mediation
At Vacca Family Law Group, we help clients prepare and complete the mediation process in a way that provides equitable and durable results. We invite you to schedule a free initial phone or video consultation to find out why we could be the right mediation team to assist with your mediation.