Journey Through Divorce - Legal Advice

There will come a time during your separation when you will need to seek out some legal help. The best way to find someone you can trust is word of mouth referrals. Ask around, check them out and make an appointment. Whether you follow through with this at this time is not the point. The point is to be prepared and not allow the fear to inhibit you from protecting yourself.


There are primarily 2 avenues to go when seeking a divorce; mediation or a lawyer. Every situation calls for one or the other.  Make sure you search out what is available in both instances and pick the avenue that best suits your situation. Any legal representation will give you a free consultation so be sure you meet with any one first to make sure it would be a good fit. Word of mouth can be the most effective way to find the best representation. Below is a brief description between the two –

Mediator – The attempt to settle a legal dispute through active participation of a third party (mediator) who works to find points of agreement and make those is conflict agree on a fair result. The mediator acts much like a judge but in an out of court less formal setting but does not actively participate in the discussion. Mediation has become very common in trying to resolve domestic relations disputes and is often ordered by the judge in such cases. The financial cost is less than fighting the matter out in court and may achieve early settlement and an end to anxiety. However, mediation does not always result in a settlement.

Lawyer – A person who is in the profession to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in order or in other legal matters.

Thank you so much for investing your time into reading the Top 10 Things You Should Do When You Become Separated. I hope you have found them very useful and encouraging. Please stop in at the Discussion Forum and share your experiences. You will find many who have experienced similar situations and many who could use your words of advice for guidance in their own lives.