Parties to a divorce can agree to mediate their case, but family courts can also order parties to participate in mediation.
To obtain a court order that fully addresses your family’s issues – and one you can truly live with – mediation is a much better option to resolve issues regarding children.
A collaborative law divorce is different than mediation in that the collaborative process, the dispute is resolved without litigation pending, such as a complaint for divorce. The way to think of a collaborative divorce is as a team effort. The parties and their counsel meet and discuss the case. When an expert is needed, […]
I think most couples are ideal for both mediation and collaborative law. The difference is when you’re in mediation a complaint’s been filed and you are in litigation. You have the deadlines of the court hanging over you. In the collaborative law process you can work within your own pace and therefore you don’t have […]
Can you mediate a high-net-worth divorce?
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 […]