Are you putting off a divorce because you fear the impending legal battles? A divorce in New Jersey does not have to be a battleground. At Sandelands Eyet LLP, we offer divorce mediation services that can help you make peace through an alternative dispute resolution process.
When couples divorce, each party typically finds his or her own divorce attorney to represent their interests during the at times arduous process. As an alternative mechanism, divorce mediation allows couples the opportunity to sit down with a neutral third party to discuss and resolve the issues that present themselves during divorce. This is one of the preferred methods of negotiating a divorce settlement in New Jersey.
Compromise and Cooperation
During divorce mediation, a mediator does not make decisions for you. Instead, the mediator attempts to replace conflict with compromise and cooperation between you and your spouse. In addition, you may have your own attorney present during negotiation sessions.
A mediator’s responsibility is to guide both parties through a problem solving approach to reaching a settlement. The process encourages couples to attack the issues at hand, rather than each other. A highly trained divorce mediator is capable of keeping spouses focused and dedicated to working together on a resolution.
Mediation sessions are casual and informal, and they are frequently sought by couples in distress who seek to maintain a respectful relationship for the benefit of their children. If, at any time you wish to consult with a New Jersey divorce attorney for legal advice, you may do so during these proceedings. For many couples, divorce mediation is a welcome alternative to resolving the several issues that come up in court, including child custody, parenting plans, alimony, and the division of property and other marital assets.
At Sandelends Eyet LLP, we have divorce attorneys and divorce mediators in New Jersey to help you work out the best approach for you to finalize your marriage dissolution while protecting you and your family’s best interests. To discuss your divorce with a professional mediator, contact our office at (908) 470-1200.