Benefits of Mediation in Morris County Divorce Cases
Serving Mediation Clients in towns such as Morristown, Whippany, Dover, Parsippany, Randolph and across Morris County NJ
If you and your spouse are interested in maintaining control of your divorce process, mitigating costs, and providing the most productive and safe environment for your children as you navigate the process and assemble a new normal, then you should most definitely consider mediation as an alternative to litigation.
Some people think the decision to file or upon receiving a divorce complaint they face the most difficult part of the process. In many cases, that is just not true. A lengthy litigation process can take a serious toll on families. Mediation is meant to do the opposite. With the help of a trained mediator, you and your spouse work together to bring any outstanding issues to resolution so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably, maintain a good co-parenting relationship while remaining as cost-effective as possible.
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, we are not interested in dragging you through long-term legal battles to increase our fees. Our primary concern if facilitating a positive outcome that allows you and your family to move forward on the most agreeable of terms. As such, we work to provide you with a thorough outline of all of your options, complete with benefits and drawbacks, so that you can make confident, informed decisions that serve your best interests. For additional information, contact our offices in Morris County at 973-840-8970
Mediation vs Litigation in NJ Divorce Cases
Mediation is a way of resolving your differences amicably in a more cost-effective way by using mediation rather than litigation; and it really gives you a chance to have a say in your settlement other than a gentleman or a woman in a black robe making a decision that´s going to affect the next twenty years of your life, who really knows very little about your family circumstances.
When you are in a dynamic of a mediator, that mediator is an unbiased person who really explores the strength and weaknesses of a husband´s case and a wife´s case, and really tries to get each party to move towards a resolution; whereas if you have two lawyers at the table their call is to advocate for their clients and it´s no secret that one lawyer does not want to give in to another lawyer; so, therefore, that’s why a lot of cases did not resolve themselves and they end up litigating in the court system and spending thousands and thousands of dollars to litigate your case.
Whippany Family Lawyers Review 8 Benefits of Mediation
If you and your spouse are considering mediation as an option, we would encourage you to educate yourself about the process, focus on an open line of communication, and if children are involved it is imperative that both parties remain committed to a positive co-parenting strategy, interaction, and a healthy environment for the children is maintained.
There are many benefits you and your spouse will likely get from a successful mediation. Review the list below to get a basic understanding of 8 core benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), specifically the mediation process:
Greater Control of the Process and the Settlement Agreement
You and your spouse will have much more control over the negotiation process and ultimately build a mutually agreed upon settlement together. It is common for individuals to be the most dissatisfied when a judgment is made by the court and they have no other choice than to accept it. In mediation, no judgment can be imposed on you or your spouse.
The Mediation Process is Confidential
Unlike the potential publicity of court proceedings, everything said at the mediation is entirely confidential to the parties (unless specifically agreed otherwise).
Mediation is Voluntary
If you or your spouse feel that you have reached an impasse and litigation is the only way to proceed, either party may withdraw at any time. Even if you end up litigating, try to speak to your spouse and agree on the items that you did work to resolution in mediation.
The Convenience of Mediating Your Divorce
Ending a marriage is stressful enough. Mediation aims to be more convenient, the venue is arranged at a mutually agreeable location, each party has their own individual rooms and there is a common room for joint meetings. This allows the Mediator to talk to each party individually, as well as, hold joint discussions in the common area. Overall, it most certainly is a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere than the courtroom.
Mediation Costs Less than Litigation
Traditional litigation is very often expensive and you do not know how long the proceedings will take. The longer you litigate, the higher your legal fees will be.
Expedite the Process for a Quicker Resolution
Because mediation can be used early in a dispute, an agreement can usually be reached quicker than if pursuing through the courts.
Support from a Trained Professional
Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and supports each party through the process.
Preserve Relationships Through Mediation
Whether it may be a business or family dispute, preservation of relationships can be a key benefit of mediation. Mediation helps participants focus on effectively communicating with each other as opposed to attacking each other.
Contact a Morris County Mediation Lawyer and Start Assembling a New and Healthy Future
Led by three talented partners, each of whom has over 10 years of experience practicing divorce and family law mediation, our team of mediators includes panelists for New Jersey’s Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Programs, approved family law mediators pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:40-12, and many who have served previously in New Jersey’s Family Court System.
Contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark today at our Morris County office for all your peaceful conflict resolution needs. We will be happy to discuss options and help you decide whether or not mediation is suitable for your dispute. For a free mediation consultation with one of our gifted mediators, contact our offices in Morristown, Morris County at (973) 840-8970 or contact us online a cost-free consultation.