Divorce Mediation with Kelly Chang Rickert, Attorney Mediator
Most people think the first step to divorce is hiring a lawyer. Not true. There are alternatives to lawyering up, serving the other side (forcing them to lawyer up).
If you are a family lawyer, you need to know what these options are and explore them with your clients. In many cases, divorce litigation is an unnecessary waste of money. This is true even if the parties are NOT getting along and not speaking.
In many cases, mediation is a better fit for a divorce/custody case. It is more productive, more civilized and more constructive.
Litigation is destructive, expensive, and not in anyone’s best interests – especially if children are involved. Yes, some cases do require litigation. But in family law, where the other side is NOT a complete stranger, and the resources are often limited, litigation is complete destruction and waste of assets.
As a family lawyer, you have a duty to explain not only the law, but procedures for handling. There are alternatives.
This course explains the basics of mediation – what, why, when and HOW. Please note this is not a mediation training seminar. You can sign up for divorce training seminars when they are next offered – I’ll keep you posted.
Tomorrow, November 19, 2019 at 10 am PST/1pm EST. Visit the following link to sign up.