What are the advantages of mediation rather than litigation in New Jersey high net-worth divorce? Mediation usually is less expensive than litigation
I do not give legal advice as a mediator because I am not an advocate for either of the parties. However, I can tell the parties generally what would happen in specific circumstances such as that a pension is subject to equitable distribution and I can also explain how the pension is divided. New Jersey […]
How long mediation takes depends on the parties. Some mediations are resolved in one or two sessions and I draw up an agreement. Other mediations may take several months. The benefit of mediation is that the parties set the pace within their respective comfort levels. The sessions themselves are also dependent on the parties, some […]
There are usually imbalances of power just as there are in the marriage. That is one of the benefits of mediation as the disempowered spouse finds his or her voice and becomes part of the process of resolution. I do not allow one spouse to bully the other and I encourage both parties to speak […]
What are the advantages of using mediation over litigation in a high-net-worth divorce? Read more to find why one could be better than the other.
That is entirely up to the parties as to what they want to work out. I usually start with the financial issues and the division of assets and debts, and once trust is starting to develop I move to the custody and support issues. Parties have the option of only addressing one or two issues […]
There’s no requirement that a couple has to mediate all the issues, or litigate all the issues in their particular case. A couple may not have any trouble agreeing on the custody arrangement but the financial issues may be hotly contested or vice versa. Each case is different. You never know what is going to […]
It is possible to settle out of court after a suit has been initiated. In fact that is most frequently the result of our cases. Only a small percentage of our cases make it to trial. It’s just too costly and oftentimes there isn’t enough to dispute to make litigation worthwhile for both sides, particularly […]