Prior to the meeting, your attorney or you if you are pro se will have a free telephone consultation with the mediator to briefly discuss the issues to be mediated and select a date and time for the mediation. During the actual session, the parties will meet together and openly discuss and negotiate all the family issues with the mediator. This entire process is confidential. After all the issues have been resolved, the mediator will draft the agreement. This agreement will be binding in court.
- Prior to signing the agreement, it is highly recommended that the parties seek legal advice, if they have not already, regarding the contents of the agreement. A mediator can not provide legal advice about your rights and responsibilities.