What matters can be handled in mediation?
There are a number of different ways that a divorce can be handled in New Jersey is through mediation. Some people are confused about whether they can handle all of their divorce matters in mediation, especially when children are involved. Luckily, all matters related to divorce and family law can be discussed and worked through in mediation.
When you go through any divorce, there are a lot of factors that need to be dealt with. You will have to divide all of your assets and liabilities through the equitable distribution process, determine whether spousal support is appropriate for your situation, and more. If you have children with your spouse, this process becomes even more complicated. You and your spouse can handle these matters related to parenting in mediation. However, this is likely going to be the most difficult part. Any time a parent has to deal with the possibility of not seeing their child every day, emotions are high. Mediation can allow each parent the opportunity to state why they believe they should be the custodial parent if they aren’t sharing custody and the mediator can assist in working out a parenting plan that can allow both parents to spend time with the child.
It is important that you come prepared for mediation. Have all of your documents regarding finances ready to go and an idea of what outcomes you are hoping for. Also, be prepared for the notion that you may not get everything you want. Additionally, mediation allows you to speak your mind and address the issues with your marriage in a healthy way. It may even help resolve some of those issues and communicate on how you can effectively move forward if you are still going to be involved in each other’s lives after the divorce. If you have questions about mediation, contact us today.
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.