Before the decision is made to definitely go ahead with a divorce, many potential mediation clients need information about the possible financial effects of divorce. Some of the most common questions posed by prospective mediation participants are:
- Before I tell him/her I want a divorce, can you tell me what my rights are?
- Can I keep my retirement?
- Will I have to pay spousal support?
- What can we do about our house in a troubled market?
Divorce is a major life change. Obtaining reliable information is critical. However, mediators need to preserve their neutrality and cannot provide specific legal advice to one party, either before or during mediation. Doing so would disqualify the mediator from providing mediation services at a later time. To find out more about pre-divorce resources or to obtain a referral list of mediation-friendly attorneys, call Georgia Daniels at 626.441.1900.