Mediation Required in Utah Divorce Cases
At the beginning of most divorce cases the two sides are at odds and usually not very happy with each other. The general sentiment usually starts out as something like “I know I’m right and I’m going to go to the court who is going to back me up and say I’m right.” As the divorce process continues, however, the angst subsides to some degree and the confidence about winning starts to wane. Furthermore, the costs of the divorce start to pile up and the parties begin to wonder if they weren’t being a little brash in wanting to take the divorce through trial. Because of these considerations and others the state of Utah requires that divorce cases go through mediation before trial. Although the issues involved with divorce cases are very important, such as child custody and property division, mediation usually leads to a settlement of the contested issues because of some of the things discussed above and because it can be costly to go to trial.
Making it Work
Although one of the main reasons that some people get a divorce is because they can’t agree on anything, the help of attorneys and an impartial third party mediator can help facilitate the necessary compromise. By going into a mediation with the right attitude a party can avoid trial while still retaining most of the things they are fighting for.
Utah Family Lawyer
The lawyers at Salcido Law Firm are well experienced in the area of meditations and have helped numerous clients obtain settlements through the process. If you are wondering what your options are in divorce proceedings then it is important that you talk to a lawyer today. Although mediation can be a good tool to reach an agreement, without proper counsel you may simply be giving up too much. Call us today for a free consultation, and we will help you understand your options.