DIVORCE & CUSTODY
When the Parties want to work together to create an Agreement that can be filed with the Court, there are several ways that Redwood Mediation & Law can help.
1. Our Attorney can act as one of the Party’s Attorney (the Plaintiff’s) and draft all documents, including the Settlement Agreement, and negotiate fairly with the other party. We encourage the Defendant to have another attorney review the Settlement before it is filed. If the Defendant chooses not to involve another attorney, he or she will need to sign an affidavit acknowledging his or her choice of self-representation.
2. Our Mediator can help the Parties come to Agreement with the outcome being a "Mediated Settlement Agreement" which the Mediator will draft. Another Attorney will need to file the documents or the Parties can use the UJS pro-se forms to file on their own. We will happily educate the Parties to properly use the pro-se documents.
3. For Parties represented by counsel, our Mediator can help the Parties come to Agreement with the outcome being a "Mediated Settlement Agreement.” In this scenario, the Parties’ Attorneys may choose to have their Clients meet with our Mediator without them present or the Parties’ Attorneys may choose to be present and participate in the Mediation.