You filed for a divorce and hired an attorney. You are now in the middle of the divorce process, but, you and your spouse have decided to use a divorce mediator. Can you do so?

The short answer is YES.

If you are in the middle of a divorce, you and your spouse can decide to use a divorce mediator at any time. Of course, you both should inform your respective attorneys and let them know that you have decided to use a divorce mediator. Most likely, you should not “cancel” or withdraw the divorce action. Instead, you should tell your attorney to put the divorce action on “hold” until the divorce mediation process is finished, or, until the divorce mediation process doesn’t work out.

In addition, when you go to the divorce mediator, you should tell the mediator that there is a pending divorce action.

The Court should be able to give you ample time to see if the divorce mediation process will work.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office handles both divorce mediation and contested divorces. Mr. Badanes has extensive experience in divorce mediation and, as an attorney, can handle all aspects of the mediation plus file the divorce paperwork.

If you need an experienced divorce mediator, please call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at or visit our web site: The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.

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