Are you hesitant to work with a mediator because of the secrets you may have to disclose? Thankfully, all mediation communication is confidential and mediators are legally bound to keep all information a secret. Whether you admit to a crime, admit that your spouse is domestically violent, or a confess that you have had an affair, a mediator cannot pass this information along to other parties.
Even in the event of a criminal case, a mediator cannot be called in as a witness at trial and negotiation dialogue cannot be used as evidence at the trial. This allows spouses to freely discuss negotiation possibilities without worrying that something they say could trigger a lawsuit or result in harming their case in the courthouse. For most people going through a divorce, mediation is a great option. With mediation, an attorney can seek a peaceful divorce resolution without having to go to court and argue over all of the different issues.
With confidentiality agreements and protections in place, couples can freely discuss all of the details of their divorce and determine fair settlements that are most appropriate given the circumstances. If couples can resolve the different decisions in divorce without having to go to court, they can simply submit a divorce settlement for approval by the court. At this point, the divorce will be finalized and the court will enforce all of the terms.
Don't hesitate to contact an attorney at our firm if you want more information about client-attorney and client-mediator privileges. We will help you to learn about your rights as a client and to get the accomplished assistance that you deserve. Call us today to get more information and get started on your divorce!