If you are getting a divorce and cannot agree on its terms, there is a very good chance your divorce will enter the litigation process. Generally, when this happens, several assets and other aspects of your life, such as child custody, may suddenly be up for grabs. Naturally, this does not sit well with many spouses. Fortunately, you may have an alternative option: divorce mediation. Please read on and speak with one of our experienced New Jersey divorce mediators to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What does a divorce mediator do?
Divorce mediators are employed to help couples in contested divorces resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom setting. Essentially, a divorce mediator is a neutral third-party who both you and your spouse agree upon appointing. Once you schedule your mediation session, you and your spouse will both share your side of the story and your reasoning for believing why you are entitled to certain assets or divorce terms. The mediator will carefully listen to both of you, and without choosing sides, will work to establish a compromise that both you and your spouse can agree upon.
Why do people hire divorce mediators?
People hire divorce mediators for various reasons. Perhaps the most important reason, as mentioned above, is avoiding a courtroom setting. Oftentimes, when divorce matters are decided by a judge, they are far more difficult for couples to accept than when they reach those terms on their own. What’s more, divorce mediation very often saves both time and money in the long run, as the litigation process often requires several sessions in court, as well as high lawyer fees that only increase with time.
Lastly, though certainly not least, if you have children, deciding your terms through mediation may make the divorce process far easier for them to digest. It is always good to set an example where you demonstrate both civility and respect towards your spouse, no matter how much you disagree. If divorce mediation sounds like something that may work for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate, dedicated divorce mediators 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 moving out of your marital home during your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.