Mediation can be a desirable alternative to litigation for New Jersey divorcing couples. In mediation an unbiased third party, the mediator, guides the couple and helps them work towards an amicable solution. The most important factor is that both parties are committed to reaching an agreement that is fair and equitable. Each must be willing to see things from the other’s perspective.
Mediators do not have to be attorneys, but many are. It is helpful to have a mediator who is well versed in New Jersey divorce and family law. Although your mediator cannot offer advice, he or she can educate clients regarding the relevant laws.
If children are involved, the idea of their parents divorcing is often a traumatic experience. Using mediation rather than litigation may ease the stress. Seeing their parents communicating amicably and trying to work things out reasonably will likely relieve their anxiety about what the future holds.