Is a mediator an attorney?

Is a mediator an attorney?

Mediation is a procedure in which the parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement. In many jurisdictions the mediator is an attorney but can not give legal advise while in the role of a mediator.

Can I refuse to attend mediation?

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People invited to participate in mediation may refuse to attend and cite various reasons for doing so. When both parties in disputes are called to settle their differences through mediation, these feelings can arise and lead them to hesitate or refuse to participate in dispute resolution.

Is Mediation cheaper than going to court?

Mediation is less expensive than going to court. Hiring a mediator costs significantly less and the cost is typically shared with your spouse. When you combine the lower mediation fee and the fact that the process has a significantly lower turnaround time, you end up paying much less for your divorce fees overall.