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Co-mediation in divorce cases: The newest trend

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 3:10 PM | By Steven Benmor

Co-mediation involves a lawyer-mediator and a mental health professional, both skilled in divorce mediation, working in concert with one another. The two mediators are a tag team, helping a couple break through the obstacles to settlement and reaching a successful outcome for them both.

For decades, it was thought that when a couple separated, each spouse needed to retain a lawyer to resolve their affairs. Often, the lawyers would advocate that client’s position to the opposing lawyer. In many cases, the parties would exchange demands and...