There are very few aspects of life more stressful than going through a divorce. Aside from the emotional aspect of divorce, you have to worry about your finances, your children, and more. Generally, when couples cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, they enter a contested divorce, which will generally subject them to the litigation process. Unfortunately, divorce litigation is frequently costly, emotionally-draining, and requires a significant amount of time and effort. Because of this, more and more couples are moving towards divorce mediation. If avoiding the litigation process sounds like a good option for you, and you believe you and your spouse may be able to work together to create a compromise, please continue reading and reach out to our experineced Bergen County divorce mediators to learn more about how we can help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the function of a divorce mediator?
A divorce mediator is an unbiased third party of which you and your spouse agree to employ. Essentially, your divorce mediator will listen to both you and your spouse’s wants and needs regarding divorce terms, and from there, he or she will work to facilitate some sort of compromise that works for you both. Divorce mediators can help couples work out issues such as child custody, equitable distribution matters, alimony/child support, and any other issue you wish to speak about in your mediation session.
Why do people hire divorce mediators?
As mentioned above, the litigation process is a costly one, and the outcome of your divorce is ultimately decided by a judge. Mediation, on the other hand, takes place outside of the courtroom setting, thus allowing your divorce to be more private, and, additionally, it can save you and your spouse a significant amount of money. Furthermore, since mediation is more or less a compromise, couples can walk away from the process feeling as though they had far more control over its outcome, making it much easier for both spouses to accept. If you have any additional questions about divorce mediation and how our firm may be able to help you through the process, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.
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.