Numerous articles have been written on the pros and cons of divorce mediation. The purpose of this writing is to encourage matrimonial attorneys, as a point of financial and general self-interest, to encourage their clients to consider divorce mediation. I recognize that a lawyer may earn more in the short term from a client whose divorce is litigated rather than mediated, but that should not prevent lawyers from exploring alternatives to litigation. If matrimonial lawyers focus on the larger picture, they might recognize they stand to gain more in the long run from the good will and recommendations of satisfied clients following successful mediation, than from the backlash of dissatisfaction in the wake of a typical unpleasant divorce.
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