Is Mediation Right For You?

Talking with an attorney is the best way to determine if mediation is right for you. Clients consult with me, lawyer Sarina Gianna, throughout the divorce process to ensure that their issues are being resolved in the best possible way.

You and your spouse are good candidates for mediation if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are both willing to voluntarily attend and actively participate in mediation. If one of you wants to mediate and one of you does not, then sadly, mediation will not be an option for you.
  • You are both comfortable and interested in making your own decisions. You and your spouse acknowledge that you want to be in complete control of the decisions you make. Even though the mediator is an active participant in the process, he/she will not give you advice. Or tell you what to do.
  • You are both mentally capable of making your own decisions. You both must be of sound mind and have the mental capacity to make decisions. If either of you is mentally incapacitated in any way, mediation will not be an option.
  • There is no restraining order in place. As mediation requires the parties to communicate with each other in real time, any order prohibiting you and your spouse from doing so will prevent you from mediating.

High conflict or low conflict, whether one of you controlled the finances or you both balanced the checkbook, kids or no kids, as long as you and your spouse meet the four criteria listed above, you are good candidates for mediation.

For more information or to schedule a consultation at my Ocean County, New Jersey, office, contact my office online or call me at 732-451-6849.