When I have a consultation with a divorce client, I always explain all of their different options. There are two different paths in New York for divorces – contested divorces and uncontested divorces. In contested divorces, court intervention is used. In either path, mediation can be used as a tool to help encourage settlement. Rincker Law, PLLC also does pro se assistance to those parties who do not wish (or cannot afford) to have an attorney represent them in the divorce action but seek outside guidance (e.g., wanting to talk to a lawyer for 1 – 2 hours about their rights).