Can I bring an attorney to a mediation?

Often, I'm asked whether or not you are able to bring an attorney with you when you do go to a mediation. It seems to be a process that's a little more relaxed so often you think you don't need to have an attorney. Remember, the mediator cannot give legal advice. You're left to make decisions with regards to your life, which include your job, if there's any alimony, child issues, if there's any tax credits. There's a lot of things that you need to consider, as well as with the equitable distribution. You are able to bring an attorney to help guide you on those items because the mediator does not have the ability to give you any legal advice.