Mediation is in the category of alternative dispute resolution. It is the process of settling a dispute using a third party negotiator/mediator, instead of letting a judge decide your fate. What separates Mediation Associates of NY & NJ is that all of our mediators are licensed attorneys and/or therapists with extensive experience in Divorce Mediation and Settlement.
Many families opt to use a mediator throughout the process of their divorce. A mediator can assist with all of the relevant issues that may come up, including child support, spousal support/alimony, equitable distribution and any other miscellaneous divorce matters.
Mediation is less expensive than duking it out in court. Even though you have to hire a mediator and pay for their services, the process is usually a much smaller amount of time, leaving you with significantly less court fees. The attorneys at our firm drastically reduce their fees for the mediation.
Using a mediator will make your divorce process much more discrete. Throughout the mediation process there are very few people involved. Most of our clients never go to court and never see a judge. All negotiations are done in a private, casual setting in our conference room.
Mediators will help make it so that each party is on the receiving end of benefits. It is no longer a fight between two people, it is a negotiation process. There is some give and take, but the end result is always one in which both parties can move forward in a positive way, knowing that they had a hand in deciding the issues of their divorce rather than having someone else make such decisions.
When you are going through a divorce and you are using the courts, it is possible that they may come out with an outcome that is unfair, or that doesn’t suit your needs. When you use a mediator you can define what you want done, and your opinions are listened to. A judge and jury make a final decision, whereas mediators will work with you and talk you through situations.
Whatever it is that you decide, keep in mind that litigation may take a longer time to help you get a conclusion. By hiring a New Jersey or New York mediator such as Mediation Associates of NY and NJ, you are increasing your chances of having a discrete process that will leave both parties satisfied. Divorce Mediation is a process that can take even the stickiest of conflicts and find reasonable resolutions for all parties.
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