Choosing your consulting attorney requires some care. The best way is to schedule an informational interview with a mediation-friendly attorney. If you choose an attorney who is primarily a litigator, he or she will probably steer you toward litigation. Instead, look for an attorney who will support you in your desire to mediate your differences with your soon-to-be-ex; for one who understands mediation and favors a respectful, non-adversarial divorce process.
Georgia Daniels, J.D., Mediator in Pasadena