Mediation is a form of dispute resolution, a process when two people, or two parties, agree to meet with a neutral person usually an attorney or mediator to address the division of their assets, debts, child custody, spousal support and child support.
Sometimes the parties meet with me without counsel and sometimes they meet with me with counsel. When I represent a client in mediation I sometimes do not attend the mediation and I prepare my client in advance. Sometimes I attend the mediation, it depends on the client’s needs desires, and whether or not they want to incur the expense of having me present during a mediation.
The parties agree in mediation that they will not file the confidentiality of the mediation so that they could have a frank discussion about their respective needs and how they want to resolve the case. Mediation is valuable as the parties can enter into an agreement beyond what a court would do, mediation gives them the framework to have a very detailed parenting plan.
New Jersey attorney Cynthia Ann Brassington is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and regularly helps people to resolve their divorce-related issues, from property division, to child support, and custody. To learn more about Cynthia and her practice visit www.LinwoodFamilyLaw.com.