Can I Get My Divorce Mediated Online?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people across the United States who were undergoing divorce proceedings, or who were about to get divorced, had to put their plans on hold. Fortunately, you should note that, with the assistance of an experienced mediator, you and your spouse may actually begin the mediation process online. Not only is mediation a fantastic option for many on its own, but having your divorce mediated via Zoom or another similar platform from your home offers several distinct benefits. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce mediator to learn more about online mediation and how we can help you:

Why should I consider online mediation?

There are various potential benefits of online mediation, some of which are as follows:

  • You are in the comfort of your own home. This goes a long way. Though mediation is, generally, less stressful than courtroom litigation, the truth is, being in an unfamiliar setting with an attorney or mediator whom you’ve only met once or twice before may make you slightly uneasy. When people are uncomfortable, their heads are not entirely clear, and when people do not have clear heads, they do not make the best decisions. When entering meditation, it is critical that you bring your best self, as the agreement you and your spouse reach may affect your lives for years down the road. That being said, by attending online mediation from your home, you are in a familiar, comfortable place. You can have coffee, a snack, or anything else that helps ease your stress, all while working with an experienced, compassionate mediator.
  • You do not have to travel/worry about getting to, or leaving your meeting “on time.” By mediating online, you do not have to worry about following directions, arriving on time, and you also will not have to worry about leaving your session on time to make it back home for other plans or obligations. In short, you can focus solely on the mediation session, allowing you to get the most out of it.

How do I prepare for an online divorce mediation session?

When preparing for your meeting, you should take certain steps to ensure you get as much out of it as possible. First, ensure you have a comfortable, private spot in your house, preferably one with strong wifi. Additionally, if you have children, ensure they have something to do while you are speaking with your mediator, as you should have a quiet environment. Bring snacks, drinks, tissues, and a notepad so you will not have to get up unnecessarily. For any additional questions about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to give our compassionate Ocean City divorce mediator a call today.

Contact our experienced Ocean City firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.