Mediated Divorce in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

When a couple gets divorced, they very frequently do not agree on the terms of their divorce, including child custody, child support, who gets to keep which assets, such as the marital home, and more. Unfortunately, this can make an already complicated process even more complex. Contested divorces are generally more common than uncontested divorces, and the unfortunate reality is that oftentimes, contested divorces end up going through the litigation process, meaning the division of assets, as well as other terms of your divorce, will be decided by a court. This is unsettling for most individuals, which is why it may be prudent to consider another option. In many cases, it is possible to resolve the terms of your divorce outside of the courtroom setting with an experienced New Jersey divorce mediator. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about the benefits of mediated divorce and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What does a divorce mediator do?

When a couple cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, they can hire a divorce mediator. A divorce mediator is an unbiased third-party selected by both spouses. The goal of a divorce mediator is to facilitate conversation between you and your spouse regarding the terms of your divorce. Mediation is conducted outside of the courtroom setting, and your mediator will listen to both you and your spouse’s concerns and try and help you reach a compromise. You can then take that compromise to court after your mediation session is complete and finalize it.

What are the benefits of mediated divorce?

There are multiple benefits of mediated divorce, though the main benefit is that it saves spouses time, money, and frustration. Both spouses often walk away feeling as though their voices were heard, and though you will not get everything you want, you may conclude mediation with far more than you would have received had you gone through the litigation process. Furthermore, mediated divorces are often easier on children, as they generally spare them from the often-contentious and drawn-out process of litigation. It also teaches children that it is always best to work together and compromise, even when they do not agree. If you have any additional questions about mediation, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced Bergen County firm

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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