Why should I consider mediation for my divorce?
One common trend in divorce is obtaining divorce through means of an alternative dispute resolution instead of going to court and having a judge make all of the decisions for you. Divorces through alternative dispute resolution aren’t for everyone, but if you and your spouse are amicable enough to compromise and communicate, you may end up with a conclusion that works for everybody.
One form of alternative dispute resolution is mediation. In a mediated divorce, the couple will both bring their respective attorneys (if they choose to hire one) and everyone will meet with a mediator to resolve all of the matters that need to be handled in a divorce. These matters can include division of debts and assets, spousal maintenance, child custody, visitation, and child support.
Mediation is beneficial for those who are successful in it because it allows the couple to take control of their divorce, and ultimately take control of their future. They are the ones making the decisions, a judge isn’t deciding for them. For example, only they would know the sentimental value of the items that are being distributed and can divide them accordingly. In addition, a mediated divorce is generally less expensive and less time consuming than a traditional litigated divorce. When a couple works together to communicate effectively with the help of a mediator, the divorce can be finalized in just a few sessions and everyone can walk away with closure.
If you have questions about obtaining a mediated divorce, it is important that you consult with an experienced mediation attorney who can provide you with assistance.
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.