If you feel the time and expense is worth going to trial with a strong chance of getting the right decision for you, litigation would definitely be an option for you, but if there’s any doubt you should consider settling.
Anyone that is currently going through a divorce should consider mediation, as it comes with a long list of different benefits. If you’re wondering if mediation can help with divorce, keep reading.
Getting divorced is never simple, and sometimes you need a third party to make sure everything runs smoothly and remains civil before the lawyers get involved. Find out more about the benefits of mediation before divorce here.
With options like mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration as alternatives to going to court, you can save yourself time, money and decrease stress.
You aren’t legally obligated to hire your own divorce lawyer just because your spouse did, but going up against a professional legal expert on your amateur own could be a bad idea.
I’ve only seen a few cases diverted to arbitration in my 12 year career, each of them were post-divorce enforcement or contract interpretation disputes. All of them elected for binding arbitration and each decision was made either prior to, or just after litigation had been initiated. And by the decision, I mean the decision to […]
Mediation is what most people think of when they hear the term alternative dispute resolution. In its most general terms, it’s a meeting attended by your ex, or soon to be ex spouse, each of your respective attorneys, and a neutral trained mediator or facilitator to explore possible resolutions to your disputed issues. How the […]
Sometimes we get appointed by judges in our county to actually conduct mediation. Sometimes lawyers independently of the court system agree on the selection of a mediator and there are times that I’m selected by my colleagues to mediate a case. Mediation is an interesting phenomena. If it’s not properly handled and the parties are […]
In this podcast, New Jersey family lawyer Cynthia Brassington answers questions regarding the pros and cons of using alternative dispute resolution processes – including mediation and collaborative divorce.
It’s good to mention arbitration. It’s another out-of-court method, but it does operate a little differently. Arbitration is much more formal than mediation and it can be binding or not binding. Both parties must agree to arbitrate, and they select an arbitrator who will hear both sides and then render an actual decision much like […]