I often work with clients who have retained lawyers, and the lawyers, the couple, or a judge or magistrate determines that mediation with me would likely resolve the disputed issues. Some of these matters have been filed and are in the court system, other matters begin mediation before a court filing.
The Process: In most of these situations, I am contacted by the lawyers who provide a basic understanding and overview of the dispute along with contact information for their clients. The manner in which mediation is scheduled depends on the circumstances of each case. In many cases, the mediation sessions are attended by clients with their lawyers present.