Hunterdon County Divorce Mediation Attorneys
Learn the Benefits of Our Family Mediation Services
Mediation is one of the many ways a couple can resolve a solution. The others include collaboration, litigation, and arbitration, but mediation is one of the most desirable avenues for a result that all parties can live with. When you have a knowledgeable Whitehouse divorce mediation lawyer assisting you, it can make the divorce process much more bearable, as everything is handled smoothly, with as little contention as possible.
Why Choose Martin & Tune, LLC?
- We prioritize you and your family’s best interests above all else.
- We serve Whitehouse, Readington Township, Hillsborough Township, Somerville, Lebanon, and beyond.
- We believe every case is unique. There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions.
When a couple cannot agree on a certain aspect of divorce, such as child custody or alimony, it means that it either has to go to arbitration or litigation. Litigation, especially, is a long and trying process involving testimony, jurors, and a judge. Mediation is a great way to avoid as many of the pains of a typical divorce as possible.
How Mediation Works
A mediator is qualified family law attorney assigned to act as a third party to help a divorcing couple come to agreements regarding the most important aspects of a divorce.
Some of these include:
- child custody
- division of assets
- division of debt
The mediator is a certified specialist with the New Jersey Supreme Court in matrimonial law. This means that the mediator is an expert in all factors of a divorce and knows how to facilitate a mutually beneficial agreement between two parties.
It’s advised, however, that before you use a mediator, you consult with a trusted divorce attorney to make sure that you are aware of what you’re negotiating and what you can use in your favor. The mediator is there as a professional to ensure a fair deal, but it never hurts to be as prepared as you can possibly be going into the session.
Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Much like collaborative divorce, mediation helps you avoid the ugliness of a legal battle. Not only are legal battles exhausting, but they are expensive and take up too much time. Mediation helps avoid all of this.
With mediation, most couples enjoy the following benefits:
- Obtaining a faster settlement in terms of time spent
- Obtaining a more cost-efficient solution, rather than hiring divorce litigators and other experts
- Teaching their children that you can handle this matter peacefully
- Reminding your children that you are still a family
- Reaching an agreement that benefits all parties instead of just one
Mediation requires a willingness of both parties to reach an agreement. If this cannot be done, you still have the options of litigation or arbitration.
Do You Need an Attorney for Mediation?
While the mediator doesn’t legally represent either party, having an attorney help explain issues with you after your session is highly encouraged. They can help bridge the gap with legal jargon that is delivered. In all types of mediation, spouses have the choice of representing themselves, of consulting an attorney before and after the mediation, or of having an attorney attend the mediation with him or her.