Benefits of Mediation

Shrewsbury Family Mediation practice

mediation-handshakeGuiding New Jersey families through the mediation process

When a couple seeks to dissolve their marriage, the process has the potential to impact the whole family. Divorces must address the same applicable issues. Spousal support and the division of assets are often contested matters that lead to emotionally-driven court cases. In circumstances where children are involved, child custody and child support are even harder issues to overcome. Most family matters are overwhelming and families cannot always overcome their feelings to see the impact of court cases, financially and emotionally.

Fortunately, some couples are able to come together to lessen the impact of the process on the family. Through mediation, a couple may be able to come to an amicable conclusion and move on to a better situation for all involved. Mediation is becoming an increasingly popular way to dissolve marriages. New Jersey courts will often recommend alternative dispute resolution in appropriate situations to save the state and the family money and time. When the process is over, a New Jersey judge will review the Agreement and accept the terms or modify them in accordance with the law.

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC has years of experience guiding couples towards a fair and just conclusion to their family law matter through mediation. A licensed mediator will be able to bring both sides to the table and discuss all the major issues of a divorce, securing a respectful and constructive discussion. If you are interested in the mediation process, contact The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC.

What is mediation?

In some fortunate cases, a divorcing couple wants to come to a peaceful resolution to their legal matter. By avoiding a heated and contested divorce case, they are able to work out their differences with a neutral third-party that focuses on a continuing positive, respectful, and effective negotiation process. Through mediation, any unresolved issues related to the marriage can be worked out efficiently. Mediation is a method of dispute resolution where the neutral third-party guides discussions and attempts to reach a fair and just conclusion to matters, including:

  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Division of assets

In most cases, the parties will come before the mediator without representation. If any party feels as though this is not working, the process can end and the case will be heard before a court..

Why choose mediation?

New Jersey courts believe in the process of alternative dispute resolution. Often, when applicable, courts will see if divorcing couples can resolve issues outside of court or through a program called an Early Settlement Panel. When a couple can agree to terms in a respectful and peaceful manner outside of the courtroom, the outcome is easier to live with for all parties. The couple’s fate is in their hands and not in the hands of a judge. People prefer mediation because it is a quicker process. A divorce trial can take up to a year or more to resolve. The mediation process often takes just a few months. Mediation is a private matter. When a couple goes to court, they are resolving their issues in a public forum. Mediation is a confidential process that leaves private matters where they belong. Lastly, divorcing couples and the state of New Jersey prefer alternative dispute resolution because it saves everyone money. Couples can avoid overwhelming court and litigation costs using the process of mediation.  

Contact a Monmouth County firm with mediation experience

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC has served New Jersey with over 35 years of quality legal services. The firm is dedicated to clients who choose to avoid litigation through the process of mediation. If you need a neutral mediator or effective counsel to review any documents, contact Attorney Grabelle for a consultation. As a neutral mediator, Attorney Grabelle will work to achieve your goal of a quick and cost-effective divorce. Ms. Grabelle is dedicated to easing clients through troubled times. Contact the firm for a consultation to see if mediation is right for you.