What Happens When An Attorney Is On Your Side In Mediation

What is it like to mediate a dispute when represented by counsel? When meditating a dispute, parties can represent themselves, or they can be represented by counsel.  There are different mediation scenarios in which counsel may be involved, and counsels’ role differs in each, and may differ depending upon the mediator.  Here are some answers to questions about mediating while represented by counsel. 


What to Expect When Reese Law Mediates Your Dispute

Mediation is an increasingly popular alternative to long, expensive court battles to resolve family law disputes. Mediation requires transparency and clarity, and we at Reese Law adhere to those principles. The Firm’s mediators pride themselves on helping the parties get to a mutually agreeable resolution through a fair, and open process. Here is a little more about the process and what to expect.


6 Reasons to Consider Mediating a Family Law Dispute

Mediation differs from litigation before a judge because the parties get to decide the outcome. A mediation is simply a negotiation between the disputing parties assisted by a trained, neutral go-between called a mediator. If you don't agree to settle, the dispute is not over, and the mediator can't decide otherwise. The mediator does not make decisions or provide legal advice. Instead, a mediator…

5 Reasons to Work With an Attorney in Your Divorce

While it may seem obvious that you should hire a family law attorney in a divorce, some people think that the cost of the fees are too high. So, instead, they try to do it themselves. In truth, working with a good family law attorney will help make the divorce process go much more smoothly. Here are five points to consider when trying to decide whether to work with a family law attorney in a divorce.

  1. Years…

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is an option for couples who wish to terminate their marriage without going to court. The process of coming to an agreement about all of the many issues decided in a divorce is accomplished with the assistance of attorneys, financial neutrals, mental health coaches, and/or other experts depending on the necessities of the parties. In a Collaborative Divorce, the parties and…

Prenups and Postnups

Prenups and Postnups: What are they, and do I want one?

Agreements between two people that relate to their marital relationship – their “nuptials” – are referred to as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We hear about them all the time in relation to celebrities and the very wealthy, and it doesn’t seem to have much to do with the average person. However, there are definitely good reasons…

5 Ways to Prepare to Meet with Your Family Law Attorney

Consulting with a family law attorney involves providing a great deal of personal information to a professional. It can seem to be an intimidating and scary process, which makes the reason for your consultation (like a possible separation or divorce) all the more difficult. You may think that certain issues are important – and they are – but they may not be the most important consideration from…

What are Grey Divorces?

In recent years, the U.S. has experienced a trend toward the increase of divorces involving people in their 50s or older. “Late life” or “grey divorces” have many of the same issues that affect all separating or divorcing couples. However, grey divorces take on a unique – and sometimes more urgent – character because of some specific issues:


  • Employability. When a…

Keep Up With the Latest Developments in Virginia Family Law

Every year, on July 1, laws that have been enacted by the Commonwealth go into effect. Below is some information regarding changes of interest relating to Family Law.

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