Morris County NJ Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
Divorce and Family Lawyers in Whippany, New Jersey
A collaborative divorce is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that has it roots in the work of professionals in California and the Midwestern United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since its inception, collaborative law has grown into an internationally accepted and practiced form of alternative dispute resolution. Like mediation, the goal of collaborative divorce is to help both parties customize a divorce resolution that meets their needs and keeps the ultimate outcome in their own hands. Unlike mediation, however, collaborative divorce in New Jersey requires both parties to sign an agreement that reflects their commitment to resolve their disputes outside of court.
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., our divorce and family law attorneys have the experience and resources to help our clients through every phase of the collaborative divorce process. Several of our attorneys are approved by the Superior Court of New Jersey as qualified mediators pursuant Court Rule 1:40-12, a distinction that requires intensive training and education. Additionally, one of our Supreme Court qualified mediators, Founding Partner Laurie L. Newmark, has served as a panelist for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Programs in multiple New Jersey counties. Overall, we utilize our extensive knowledge and experience to help clients successfully employ the collaborative divorce method, avoiding contentiousness and developing tailored divorce resolutions that are directly aligned with their unique needs and priorities. To discuss your current circumstances and find the answers to your questions, contact our Whippany office for a cost-free consultation with one of our New Jersey collaborative divorce lawyers today.
The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce in New Jersey
When considering all of your available options, it is important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each form of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, litigation, and collaborative divorce. Although litigation may be necessary in some cases, other cases may benefit from the many advantages that collaborative divorce offers. Some of the significant advantages that collaborative divorce can provide include:
- Saves significant time
- Is less expensive than litigation
- Promotes amicable resolutions and reduces stress
- Allows the divorcing couple to decide the outcome of important matters, rather than leaving these issues subject to a judge’s discretion
- Maintains the privacy of your family because the entire process is confidential
- Lays the foundation for future relationships, particularly in situations in which co-parenting is the desired outcome
In addition to the divorcing individuals and their lawyers, collaborative divorce calls upon the advice of other experts such as therapists, accountants and child specialists. By sharing the costs of retaining these experts and keeping the divorce from becoming a litigated battle, both parties can save both time and money. You can also craft solutions with attention and professional insight into to the emotional needs of your children, the best interests of your business, and many other critical issues.
Issues to Resolve During Your NJ Collaborative Divorce
An additional advantage of collaborative divorce is the power that it provides the parties in creating customized solutions that address their unique circumstances. When resolving family-related and financial issues, no one understands the intricacies of your life better than you and your spouse. By collaborating with one another and the professionals who facilitate the process, your team can develop the most effective configurations for your life moving forward. Some of the most common issues that can be resolved through collaborative divorce in New Jersey include:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Visitation and Parenting Time
- Division of Assets
- Alimony and Spousal Support
Consult with Our Morristown NJ Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Today
Whether you are interested in pursuing a collaborative divorce or you simply have questions about the process, contact our offices in Morris County for a free initial consultation.