The practice of divorce mediation in New Jersey is unregulated, which means someone can claim to be a mediator and have no training or experience. Be careful about how you choose your mediator. You want to find somebody who’s been doing it for a long time, someone who has training in reputable institutions. You want to find somebody who has mediated nearly hundreds of cases. Those are the kinds of questions to ask a perspective mediator before you decide to use his or her services.
Douglas Schoenberg is an accredited divorce mediator (NJPAM), attorney, practitioner member of the Academy of Family Mediators in Summit, NJ.