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Fairfield County Review Counsel and Consultant

Individuals increasingly opt to represent themselves in custody, support, divorce, and modification proceedings in these economic times to save money. Perhaps you are interested in saving on legal fees but worried that doing so could jeopardize your chances of a successful outcome. Or, maybe you are confused by the complexities of the highly technical court process but cannot afford to have an attorney handle all aspects of the litigation. Or, maybe you would like help navigating a mediation process. If one of these scenarios applies to you, a divorce review counsel, consulting, or "coaching" arrangement may be the solution. Contact a seasoned Fairfield County divorce attorney from The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC for guidance today.

Divorce Review Counsel or Divorce Consultant | Effectively Guiding Clients Through the Divorce Process

At The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC, we provide strategic and procedural guidance to individuals appearing on their behalf before the court or in a mediation process. We advise clients regarding their legal rights and the legal or practical effects of various litigation and settlement options.

Additionally, we provide assistance in completing any necessary forms and, ultimately, drafting and reviewing the most important document: the final separation or modification agreement.

We believe many disputes are well suited for mediation, whereby the parties negotiate and resolve their divorce with the assistance of a neutral party. Caution is necessary because mediators do not represent either side and cannot provide legal advice or guidance. For an individual participating in mediation, hiring "review counsel" to help strategize through the mediation process and then discuss a proposed agreement before executing and finalizing the document can be a critical part of protecting one’s interests.

Using “Review Counsel” and “Divorce Consultants” in Mediation

There are two main approaches to hiring an attorney to assist with a mediation process: (1) Retaining an attorney at the start of, or during, the process to provide ongoing legal consulting while engaged in mediation. Or (2) retaining an attorney at the end of the process to review documents before execution. The former approach is usually called “review counsel,” “divorce coaching,” or “divorce consulting.” However, making things even more confusing to someone new to the divorce process is the fact that the phrase “using review counsel” can also apply to that second, more limited approach.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Review Counsel?

Hiring a review counsel or a divorce consultant to represent your interests and guide you through the process comes with several potential benefits. Some of those benefits are as follows:

  • Knowledgeable Guidance: A divorce consultant brings knowledge and experience in family law, ensuring you are well-informed about your rights and obligations. They provide invaluable insights into the legal aspects of divorce, helping you understand the implications of various decisions. This guidance can be crucial in complex cases involving child custody, support, alimony, and asset division.
  • Objective Perspective: In the heat of divorce proceedings, it's easy to get swayed by emotions. Review counsel remains objective, offering clear-headed advice that focuses on your best interests. They help separate emotional factors from practical decisions, leading to more rational and beneficial outcomes.
  • Strategic Planning: Review counsel assists in developing a strategic plan for your mediation process. They help identify your priorities and devise a negotiation strategy that aligns with your goals. This planning can be particularly beneficial in reaching a favorable settlement.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: While hiring a full-time attorney for the divorce process can be expensive, a divorce consultant provides a more cost-effective alternative. They offer targeted advice and assistance where it's most needed, reducing overall legal expenses without compromising the quality of legal support.
  • Empowerment and Confidence: A divorce consultant empowers you with knowledge and strategies, increasing your confidence during mediation (or self-represented litigation). This confidence can be critical in negotiations, helping you to communicate your needs and make informed decisions effectively.
  • Reducing Conflict and Stress: A divorce consultant can help reduce the emotional and psychological stress associated with divorce. By facilitating better communication and understanding between parties, they can help minimize conflicts, leading to a more amicable and less stressful resolution.
  • Document Review and Preparation: From reviewing legal documents to assisting in drafting agreements, review counsel ensures that all paperwork is in order. This is invaluable in ensuring that documents accurately reflect the terms of the contract and are legally sound.

Contact The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC Today

If you’d like to learn more about our divorce consulting or review counsel services, please don’t hesitate to contact a seasoned Connecticut divorce lawyer here at The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC for assistance today. We stand ready to represent you every step of the way.

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