Each month, the Cordell & Cordell Men’s Divorce Podcast features an in-depth discussion on specific issues that affect men going through divorce.
This month, Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner/CEO Scott Trout is joined by Cordell & Cordell attorney William Halaz and attorney Tammy Repaso to break down the specifics of the mediation process and how you can take advantage of it during a divorce.
They describe how formal or informal mediation can be an avenue to a settlement or an avenue to information (0:52); how mediation is not a replacement for representation (2:43); the advantages of informal mediation (6:20); the importance of preparation before mediation (7:00); understanding the mediator’s role in the process (7:53); the importance of understanding the laws of the state as they pertain to the case (12:47); how a client’s goals determine a good deal from a bad deal (15:22); the importance of getting everything in writing (20:34); what misconceptions there are regarding mediation (26:30); and the impact of hiding assets (33:10) and more.
Dan Pearce is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell Planning Partners. He has written countless pieces on MensDivorce.com, detailing the plight of men and fathers going through the divorce experience, as well as the issues seniors and their families experience throughout the estate planning journey on ElderCareLaw.com. Mr. Pearce has managed websites and helped create content, such as the Men’s Divorce Newsletter and the YouTube series, “Men’s Divorce Countdown.” He also has been a contributor on both the Men’s Divorce Podcast and ElderTalk with TuckerAllen.
Mr. Pearce assisted in fostering a Cordell Planning Partners practice area specific for Veterans, as they deal with the intricacies of their benefits while planning for the future. He also helped create the Cordell Planning Partners Resource Guide and the Cordell Planning Partners Guide to Alternative Residence Options, specific for seniors with questions regarding their needs and living arrangements.