What to Know About Divorce Mediation

Sometimes when couples are going through a divorce, they will wish to do so with the assistance of a mediator. Divorce mediation allows spouses to avoid going through the process in a courtroom with a judge. Mediation allows spouses to come together to negotiate the terms of their divorce. During this negotiation, spouses will discuss the marital issues that have not been resolved which may include child support, child custody, alimony, and the division of assets. Instead of a judge, this process will include the assistance of an unbiased third party who will not make decisions for the couple. Instead, this third party will listen to both spouses and assist them in reaching a decision that is best for both of them.

What are the benefits of mediation?

There are various benefits of mediation available to couples who utilize this divorce process:

  • Control: Mediation allows spouses to have the power. Rather than a judge making decisions for the couples, the outcome of the divorce will be made by their own decisions regarding their divorce matters.
  • Confidentiality: When both spouses are able to be honest and open with each other, mediation works best. Neither spouse nor the third party involved is allowed to discuss any information that is shared. This information cannot be used against each other.
  • Speed: The process length will depend on the couple and the issues they have to resolve. There is no rush to meet a certain time limit. This also means that mediation can be a quick process depending on the spouses and the issues they have to resolve. The speed you wish to take with this process is up to you.
  • Cost: Mediation is a more cost-effective process than a litigated divorce.
  • Choice: Couples are never required to participate in mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process.
  • Family: Trials can often create a hostile environment within a family. Mediation allows for healthy discussion to take place which can benefit the family as a whole. For families with children, this method is often beneficial and healthier.

If you have any further questions regarding divorce mediation, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced divorce attorney. We would be happy to walk you through the process ahead to achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce.

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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