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Can I use mediation if I have an attorney?
Providence Mediation provides divorce mediation and other mediation services to help couples facing divorce and other family law concerns, including custody, child support, property division, post divorce modification, prenuptial agreements, paternity, in addition to domestic partnership agreements, and partnership dissolution actions in Hamilton County, Marion County, Boone County, Hendricks County, Morgan County, Hancock County, Carmel, Indianapolis, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Pendleton, Greenwood, Avon and Zionsville, IN.
How do I pay for mediation?
If I use mediation for my divorce, will I still have to go to court?
If I mediate my divorce, will I still need to pay for an attorney?
Mediation is often required by the court prior to holding a hearing on a divorce or other family law issue. Providence Mediation welcomes mediation participants who are represented by attorneys. However, many attorneys and their clients who use Providence Mediation choose to not have the attorney attend the mediation session, and instead only require that any agreement be contingent on final review by the attorney.
If your mediation results in a complete divorce settlement agreement, you can waive any hearing with the court, and simply file the agreement and other required documents with the clerk's office.
The costs of mediation are usually split evenly by both of the mediation participants. Providence Mediation does not require a retainer, but does require payment, by check or cash, at the conclusion of each mediation session.
We recommend that mediation participants have their mediated agreements reviewed by an attorney prior to finalization. Some mediation participants also choose to hire an attorney to file the court paperwork. If a mediation participant decides against hiring a divorce attorney, Providence Mediation will draft a final separation agreement, and will provide directions to ready-to-use pro se divorce forms available from the courts.
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