You and your spouse have decided to get a divorce but haven’t started the process yet. What should you do first? You need to decide the forum in which your divorce will proceed. Will you go to court to battle it out, or will you engage the services of a divorce mediator?
If you and your spouse are still on speaking terms you are good candidates for divorce mediation. If you and your spouse have mutually decided to obtain a divorce, which indicates that you and your spouse are speaking to each other and have already reached an agreement, you are excellent candidates for divorce mediation.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Instead of spending your money fighting in court, a forum which uses terms such as adversaries, in divorce mediation you and your spouse work with the mediator who facilitates reaching the goal of divorce. In divorce mediation you and your spouse together work out the terms of your divorce in such areas as child support, custody, parenting plans, spousal support and division of property, with the assistance of the mediator.
Is it cost efficient?
Working with a mediator to reach an agreement instead of hiring two attorneys, one for you and one for your spouse, saves you money, time and the stress inherent in the litigated divorce. I offer a free half-hour consultation for you and your spouse, so please contact me if you’re interested.
How do I pick a good mediator?
Anyone can practice mediation so it is important to find a neutral third-party mediator that meets the credentials that the New Jersey Courts require. How to Choose a Divorce Mediator in New Jersey is a great place to start your search for a mediator.