Couples get divorced for a number of different reasons. In some cases, couples end their marriage on bad terms, in other cases, the marriage ends amicably. Many situations fall somewhere in the middle. Your relationship with your spouse can have a large impact on your divorce process. For example, couples who cannot seem to agree upon anything may benefit most from litigation. On the other hand, couples who are able to work together may be interested in the process of mediation. Before making any decisions, it is important to learn more about your options. Read on to learn more about mediation in New Jersey.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process that takes place outside of the court. Many couples prefer this because it is often more private. Additionally, it may be a faster and more cost-effective process. During this process, a neutral third party will help the couple resolve the matters of their divorce, which may include child custody, child support, spousal support, division of assets, and more.
How can I have a successful mediation?
While the process of mediation has a lot of benefits, it can still be a difficult process. As a result, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:
- Pick the right mediator: Working with an experienced and dedicated mediator will benefit all parties involved.
- Do your research: It is important to know what to expect and what issues will be addressed.
- Be honest: In order for mediation to work, you and your spouse will both have to be open and honest. Communication is a key part of the process.
- Control your emotions: Divorce is an emotional process, but it is important to remain composed during mediation.
- Be open-minded: You may not always get exactly what you want. Mediation is often about compromise.
How does the mediation process end?
When a couple successfully reaches agreements regarding their marital issues, the mediator will draft a Memorandum of Understanding. This outlines the conclusions that were met. Both spouses will take the Memorandum to their attorneys who will then create a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement. When this is signed, both spouses can go to court as an uncontested case and finalize their divorce.
If you are interested in learning more about mediation, reach out to our firm today.
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We understand how emotional and difficult matters of family law can be. If you need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to help protect your right to your family, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are eager and dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928