What are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation vs. Litigation?

As you know, divorce is a complex process, both emotionally, financially, and, of course, legally. Oftentimes, when we think of the divorce process, we imagine a courtroom where two spouses hash out their differences in a battle to get what they feel they are entitled to. In certain cases, this is what divorce looks like, however, it doesn’t always have to be this way. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County divorce attorneys to learn more about divorce litigation, the benefits of divorce mediation over litigation, and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead, regardless of where you stand. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is divorce litigation?

Essentially, when a couple gets divorced and they cannot agree on the terms of their divorce from the outset, they will enter litigation. This is where their divorce will be conducted in a courtroom setting, and the outcome of their divorce will be decided by a judge. Unfortunately, this process is often time-consuming, hostile, and often does not work to either party’s satisfaction. This is why, in many cases, spouses will look to other options to avoid the litigation process. Mediation is one of those options.

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

Essentially, in a mediated divorce, you and your spouse will appoint a neutral, third-party divorce mediator, who will analyze your situation, hear both you and your spouse’s arguments, and from here, your mediator will work to facilitate a productive, civil conversation between you and your spouse to hopefully reach an amicable compromise that works for you both. In many cases, the mediation process is less time-consuming, far less confrontational, and it occurs outside of the courtroom setting, which means that it will not become part of the public record. Furthermore, since you and your spouse both agree to be there and to work towards a compromise, often, both spouses leave mediation feeling far more capable of accepting the outcome of their mediation session. Finally, in many cases, if you have children, mediation is the better option, as it is healthier for your children to see an amicable dissolution of your marriage, as opposed to a ruthless fight from start to finish. If you are ready to get started, 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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