TEMPORARILY STOPPING IN-PERSON MEDIATIONS AND GOING 100% ZOOM—Mediating your divorce or other family law matter on Zoom works really well. Most mediators are currently using Zoom right now and have gotten really good at it. All my Zoom mediations have settled.
A few mediators and attorneys still want to hold mediations in person for various reasons, such as discomfort with the technology or (probably unfounded) claims that certain clients won’t be a good fit with Zoom.
Due to a recent Covid-19 scare where an opposing counsel tested positive for the virus after a in-person mediation, I am no longer agreeing to in-person mediations for the time being. My personal safety, my family’s safety, and that of my clients is the most important consideration right now.