What You Need to Know About Divorce Mediation in New Jersey
If you are someone who is looking to get divorced, you are most likely worried about the weeks and months ahead, as we all know how complex divorce can be. That being said, if you are in a contested divorce, meaning you and your spouse cannot agree on its terms, then you will most likely enter the litigation process. Divorce litigation is oftentimes a long, grueling process, and the longer it gets drawn-out, the more expensive it will be. Furthermore, when you enter litigation, the outcome of your divorce is decided by a judge in a courtroom setting, and in many cases, spouses are left feeling dissatisfied with the result. Fortunately, in certain cases, you may have another option: divorce mediation. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about divorce mediation and whether it may be right for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the job of a divorce mediator?
Essentially, a divorce mediator is an unbiased third party, in many cases an attorney, that both you and your spouse appoint. When you attend your mediation session, your mediator will work to facilitate a civil, productive conversation between you and your spouse to hopefully reach a compromise regarding the terms of your divorce. These sessions are conducted outside of the courtroom setting, and both spouses agree to show up and cooperate, which, in many cases, makes for a less emotional process. Furthermore, divorce mediation sessions will not become part of the public record, while divorce litigation does become part of the public record.
Why should I consider divorce mediation?
There are many reasons why divorce mediation may be your best option. To start, mediation sessions can save you time and money. Additionally, as previously stated, mediation is often not as much of an emotional experience as divorce litigation, and because you and your spouse must work out a compromise on your own, there is a far greater chance that you can walk away from the process feeling better about the outcome, making the divorce easier to accept. Finally, if you have children involved, mediation is oftentimes the better option, as it shows them the importance and value of conflict resolution. If you believe that divorce mediation is right for you and you are ready to get started, simply give our Chatham divorce attorneys a call today. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you are considering a divorce and need an attorney who can effectively represent you through every step you can count on Lazor Rantas, PC. We proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey as they navigate divorce and family law matters. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact Lazor Rantas, PC today.