Benefits of Mediation in New Jersey | What to Know

If you are planning on getting divorced, you may be wondering what the process will look like. The truth is, it is up to you and your spouse. There are a number of different ways to go through the divorce process. One of the most popular methods is mediation. Read on to learn more about mediation and some of the benefits.

Mediation vs LitigationĀ 

In some divorce cases, spouses are able to work with one another in reaching decisions regarding the outcome of their divorce. Those who are able to do so can benefit from divorce through mediation. Through this method, spouses can participate in negotiations regarding the terms of their divorce. This allows them to work together to reach decisions regarding matters such as child custody, child support, the division of assets, and alimony. These discussions are guided by an unbiased third-party mediator who exists to help spouses make these decisions. That being said, mediation is not an option for all couples. Understandably, some spouses are unable to work together during a divorce, as emotions can run high. In this case, couples may get divorced through the process of litigation. The process of litigation involves a judge making decisions regarding the outcome of your divorce. When it comes to divorce, every couple is different,Ā there is no right or wrong way to get divorced.Ā 

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Mediation is a popular option. This is because the process can offer some of the following benefits:Ā 

  • Control: Spouses have control over making their own decisions.
  • Confidentiality: The information discussed in mediation cannot be shared or used against either party involved.
  • Speed: The length of mediation tends to be faster, as it is dependent upon the couple and the issues they have to resolve.
  • Cost: Trials can be expensive for both the couple and the state. Mediation is more cost-effective.Ā 
  • Choice: Spouses choose to participate in mediation, making the process entirely voluntary.Ā 
  • Family: Mediation can benefit any couple that has family involved in the situation, as it promotes healthy conversations instead of hostility.

If you have any questions or concerns about the benefits of mediation, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your options.

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We understand that those getting a divorce most likely have several questions regarding the weeks and months to come. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality legal services they deserve. If you are getting a divorce or have any other questions regarding divorce-related matters, please do not hesitate toĀ contact our firmĀ for a consultation today.