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Divorce Mediation in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

When a couple gets divorced, all too often they cannot agree on the terms of their divorce, such as child custody terms, who will get to keep the house, and more. This is known as a contested divorce. If you find yourself in a contested divorce with your spouse, you are most likely worried about the weeks and months to come, as contested divorces can become quite contentious, especially when they enter the litigation process. Essentially, when a couple enters divorce litigation, the outcome of their divorce, such as alimony, child custody, property distribution, and more, will all be decided in a courtroom by a judge. Litigation is oftentimes a long, drawn-out process, which means high attorney fees, and, to make matters worse, oftentimes both spouses leave the litigation process feeling dissatisfied with the outcome.

Fortunately, it does not have to be this way, especially if you believe there is a chance that you and your spouse can work together. In many cases, spouses find that the best way to resolve their divorce is by hiring a divorce mediator. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey divorce mediator to learn more about divorce mediation in NJ and how our mediator can help you.

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

Essentially, a divorce mediator is an unbiased third party who both you and your spouse appoint. When you enter a mediation session, the job of your divorce mediator is to facilitate conversation between you and your spouse outside of the courtroom setting to help you reach some sort of a compromise. Mediators are a neutral party that will allow both you and your spouse to say your piece, express your wants and needs, and from there, your mediator will attempt to find a middle ground that both you and your spouse can more easily accept. Of course, mediation is not magic, and you cannot expect to leave mediation with everything you want, however, many spouses find that they can walk away from mediation feeling far more content with their divorce agreement, thereby allowing them to accept the terms and move on with their lives. In all, the mediation process should save you time, money, and frustration.

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.