What’s a Mediator?
If you choose to go through a mediator in order to reach an agreement with your spouse in a divorce, that attorney cannot represent you in the actual divorce proceeding. The reason for that being is that there would be a conflict of interest. That attorney’s meeting with both you and your spouse and is now going to convert that agreement into a judgment of divorce. Each party would have to have their own respective attorneys in order to avoid a conflict of interest. Also, it gives you the opportunity to sit down with an attorney that represents only your interests and go over that agreement to make sure that that agreement is comprehensive, that it’s fair, and that it’s equitable, and that it includes the division of all of your marital assets.