Providing Independent Legal Advice for Individuals in Divorce Mediation
Get the independent legal advice you need during your divorce mediation from Susan Wakefield Mediation. My role as your review counsel is to support you with advice and guidance when you are in divorce mediation. With more than 35 years of experience in family and divorce law, I ensure you know your legal rights and options while you mediate your divorce settlement. As a mediator myself, I fully support your decision to mediate your divorce.
Meeting Individuals at All Stages of the
Meeting Individuals at All Stages of the Mediation Process
Before the Mediation
Some individuals seek independent advice from a review counsel before starting mediation to:
Discuss the Divorce Mediation Process
Ask Questions so they know what to expect in terms of their Legal Rights
Get Basic Information on Custody and Child Support
During the Mediation
Other individuals choose to meet in between sessions to discuss the status of the mediation and the progress being made. They also pose questions they would prefer not to ask during the mediation session or questions the impartial mediator is unable to answer.
After the Mediation and Before Signing Their Agreement
Many individuals seek review counsel at the end of the mediation process when an agreement has been prepared by the mediator. They do this to discuss and get advice on the fairness of the agreement before signing and finalizing the Agreement.
Why Partner With Review Counsel?
Review counsel acts as your advocate and focuses on your best interests, needs, and concerns, which is a key component that will help to ensure a fair and equitable outcome
Discusses and reviews your divorce agreement and will ensure you are being protected, and the agreement is fair and equitable
Advises on how to advocate for yourself during the mediation process
Allows you to ask questions and express concerns that you may not feel comfortable doing at the mediation table
Helps prepare you for mediation sessions so you know what questions to ask and helps you explain your concerns
The client decides the extent of the involvement of their review counsel during their mediation process based on their needs, concerns, and level of comfort regarding and throughout the mediation process.
Talk to an Expert
Partner with me for an in-person and virtual divorce mediation session. Let us start working on your case by calling me for a free 30-minute phone consultation. I offer flexible payment options.
"Susan Wakefield was a wonderful help during the complex process of navigating legal paperwork and court protocol needed to get my motion done. With her in my corner, I had a kind, patient and compassionate support person who educated and guided me from start to finish. I feel lucky to have found her - I can now move forward with my life."