If you are a spouse who cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, there is a very good chance you will enter the litigation process. Unfortunately, litigation is seldom preferred, as your divorce terms will be decided by a judge in a courtroom setting, often leaving both spouses dissatisfied with the result. Fortunately, you may avoid this process altogether via divorce mediation. If this sounds like something that works for you, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce mediators to learn more about how we can help you through the process going forward.
What is the function of a divorce mediator?
When couples hire a divorce mediator, they are appointing a neutral, mutually-agreed-upon, third-party to help resolve their contested divorce outside of the courtroom setting. In your mediation session, both you and your spouse will have a chance to speak your piece, and from here, your divorce mediator will work to facilitate a productive, civil conversation to reach a compromise that works for both of you. If the process is successful, both you and your spouse will walk away feeling far more content than if you would by going through litigation.
Why do couples hire divorce mediators in lieu of litigation?
There are various reasons why couples choose mediation over litigation, the first being, as mentioned earlier, that they can generally avoid the courtroom setting, which is often both costly and contentious. Litigation often requires multiple sessions in court, which often lead to emotionally-charged battles between you and your spouse, as well as lawyer fees that continue to pile on. Additionally, when your divorce enters litigation, it will very often become part of the public record, which is something that most couples, understandably, seek to avoid. On the other hand, when you resolve your divorce through mediation, your private affairs can remain private.
Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, if you resolve your divorce through mediation, you demonstrate to your children that it is always best to solve your problems civilly, even if you strongly disagree with another person. What’s more, the calm, quick nature of the mediation process is often far less traumatic for children, who are already caught in the middle of a heavy life event. If mediation sounds like something you and your spouse would prefer, please do not hesitate to speak with our compassionate New Jersey divorce mediators.
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