Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage, as well as the termination of a couple’s life together. Broadly speaking, there are two types of divorces: uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree to all divorce terms. Contested divorces are much more complicated than uncontested divorces. They usually involve serious disputes over paternity, child custody, and division of marital assets.
Mediation can help with both of these types of divorces. For example, couples can engage a mediator to help them ensure all elements of a divorce (e.g., alimony, child custody, parent-time, retirement plans, etc.) have been discussed and agreed to. In a contested divorce situation, many Utah courts actually require couples to mediate disputed issues before the couple can move toward a divorce.
Depending on your situation, you may want an attorney with you during mediation. While mediation is much less complicated than litigation, it is still not something most people are familiar with or know how to navigate effectively. The right mediator can often help alleviate these problems, but sometimes an attorney is necessary to help ensure a party’s rights are fully protected and negotiations are fair. And it is always, always a good idea to have an attorney review any mediated agreement before signing it.
Contact Brown Family Law for Utah Divorce Mediation
Brown Family Law offers a full range of mediation options. Attorney Marco Brown is an experienced Salt Lake City divorce lawyer, and Utah trained mediator. He is always ready to mediate divorce issues at his reasonable rate. Likewise, Brown Family Law has helped many people navigate the mediation process and successfully resolve their contested divorce issues. Contact us online or call 801-685-9999 24/7 to discuss your particular situation.