Avvo's Q & A is not a good Craig's list substitute.
Recommend you call your state bar and request a referral or use the Avvo find-a-lawyer option.
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Try your local county bar association.
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I agree with Mr. Shapiro, mediation has many benefits over the traditional, litigated divorce. A good way to find a qualified mediator is to ask people you trust for recommendations. When you talk to a mediator, be sure to ask them how much mediation training they have had and how many mediation cases they have successfully mediated. Your mediator should always maintain and protect their neutrality, from the first contact with you. That usually means they will not meet alone with either Party. Ask the mediator to explain their process and how they help their clients reach agreements. Choose the mediator you both feel most comfortable with.
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