This is an excellent article about how to work with advising attorneys during mediation. I always say, make sure your attorney understands clearly at the first consultation that you are not looking for full blown representation– just advice. I also agree with the comment that a collaborative lawyer is the best candidate. Collaborative lawyers through their training “get it” that you are trying to stay out of court. Remember, your attorney works for you and you are the boss. Don’t let an attorney talk you out of a settlement if you believe it is right for your family. You only need the attorney to make sure that your decisions are informed. You are a grown up, so if after conferring with your attorney, you believe that your choices are right, then follow your gut. You have to live with your choices, not your attorney.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost