Do I need an attorney if I mediate?
In Florida you are not required to have an attorney represent you at any part of the proceeding. It is very highly recommended that you would have an attorney represent you during the divorce proceeding and also at a mediation because when you enter into an agreement it could be a legally binding contract. It is important to have an expert attorney on divorce and family law to advise you on the legal consequences of your decision as the mediator cannot give legal advice. It is important to do it right the first time, as once there is an agreement and a final judgment, it can be very difficult to make changes to the agreement. You may be able to make changes as to children’s issues; however, you cannot make changes to agreements regarding debt or assets unless the two of you agree to it.