Can both spouses bring their attorney to mediation?

Spouses are not alone during the mediation process. They are able to bring their attorneys with them throughout the process. This process can be demanding on them emotionally. By having legal aid by their sides, it can help them have comfort during this difficult time. Mediation can be hard for them since they will have to compromise on many issues. These issues are not easy to resolve. They can be rather difficult subjects to talk about since it involves sensitive matters. During these times, attorneys work with their clients in mediation, along with the help of a mediator. This mediator is neutral during the process. They do not work on behalf of one spouse, but rather work together to keep the process moving along.

Can marital issues be changed?

When divorces are made and marital issues have compromises made to appease each spouse, the current circumstances are only considered to make these decisions. Since circumstances can change over time, it may be a reason for spouses to adjust their marital issues. These issues can be modified in the future to help spouses have a more fair outcome. If certain specifics change, spouses may not be able to carry on with the already agreed upon decisions. These decisions should be brought to the attention of the court. A spouse can file a motion with the court to bring the case in front of a judge. A judge can then preside over the case and make a decision for the couple. They will weigh all the factors involved and see how a change can affect the situation. If the change is significant enough, it may warrant a modification to a marital issue or more than one. If the change is not significant, the judge may find it better to keep the situation the same as it always has been.

Marital issues can consist of child custody arrangements, child support, alimony and the division of assets. These issues are resolved during the divorce process before the couple is officially declared divorced. However, there is room for modifications in the future. These modifications can be convenient for some individuals since it may be able to warrant a change for them.

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