About Mediation

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative way to get divorced, without having to hire lawyers or go to court.

During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral third party (the mediator) to discuss the terms of your divorce and try to reach an agreement.

The mediator is skilled in problem solving, communication, and is knowledgable about the law. Though mediators cannot give legal advice, they can explain the law in basic terms and give you a sense of the normal range of outcomes in a divorce.

Who pays for mediation?

The cost of mediation is split evenly between the parties. See Pricing & Policies.

Can I bring an attorney?

If you have an attorney, they can attend mediation with you. Alternatively, you can attend mediation on your own and have your attorney review the agreement before you sign it. You do not have to have an attorney to participate in mediation.

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Will we be in the same room?

You can be in the same room, or you can be in different rooms and the mediator will go back and forth. You can also do the entire mediation over Zoom.

Will we get a written agreement?

Yes. If you reach a full agreement in mediation, the mediator will draft a Memorandum of Understanding that embodies all the terms of your agreement.

You will have the option of signing on the spot, or else pausing to consult with attorneys or family members.

How does the divorce get finalized?

Once you have a signed agreement, you will hire an attorney or Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (LPP) to file your divorce with the Utah Courts. The mediator can provide you with a referral at the end of the session.

Other questions

For more information, please visit our FAQs page, or schedule a consultation.

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