Are Mediators Attorneys?

Mediators in California may or may not also be attorneys. Gravitas Mediation uses both attorney and non-attorney mediators.

The operative difference for people getting divorced is the legal relationship between the parties and their mediator. When a person retains someone as their attorney, that attorney can only represent one of the parties in a divorce. It is a conflict of interest for an attorney to represent both of the parties in a divorce. On the other hand, when a person retains a mediator, that mediator is not representing either party in the divorce. Rather, the mediator is neutral, and is hired by both parties in order to assist the parties in resolving their differences amicably.

All of our mediators (both attorney and non-attorney) have extensive training in California Divorce and Family law, and have years of experience working with clients both in private mediation and at the California Superior Court.