Why should I consider mediation for a New Jersey divorce?
The unfortunate reality today is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Interestingly enough, in 2016, New Jersey was ranked to have the fourth lowest divorce rate in the United States. When a couple in New Jersey does make the decision that they no longer wish to continue their marriage, they have a lot to take into consideration. One of the methods of divorce that is increasing in popularity is mediation. This is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows each spouse, their respective attorneys, and a neutral mediator to use constructive negotiation to come to a divorce agreement that everyone is happy with.
There are many benefits associated with divorce mediation that contribute to its increasing popularity. Some of these benefits include the following:
- Control: the couple is often able to take control of the decisions made in the divorce because they get to make them instead of having a judge decide on their behalf
- Cost: mediated divorces are typically less expensive than other divorces
- Efficiency: couples often find that mediated divorces are quicker than other divorces but they can take as much time as they need to resolve outstanding matters
- Location: mediation allows a couple to remain out of the courtroom and resolve matters in a conference room-type setting
If you have questions about mediation, contact our firm 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.