When a couple gets divorced, there are a number of matters to address. Some of these matters may include child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of assets, and more. Many couples get divorced through the process of litigation. Litigation takes place through the court and involves a judge making decisions on the couple’s behalf. There are numerous pros and cons when it comes to litigation. For example, litigation can be a lengthy and expensive process. However, it can be especially beneficial for couples who are ending their relationship on complicated terms, as communication can be done through attorneys. However, there are alternative methods of divorce that may be beneficial. Read on to learn more about the different types of divorce in New Jersey.
What is mediation?
Mediation is another common method of divorce. This process takes place outside of the court. Mediation involves the couple working with a neutral third party to settle the matters of the divorce. This process takes patience, compromise, and open communication. However, it puts the decisions into the hands of you and your spouse, affording more power and freedom. It can also be a much faster, cheaper process. Lastly, matters that are settled in the court can become a matter of public record. Therefore, mediation may afford couples more privacy.
What is arbitration?
Another type of divorce is arbitration. Arbitration is a sort of happy medium between litigation and mediation. Like mediation, the process takes place outside of the court with the help of a neutral third party. However, like litigation, this third party can act as a judge, making decisions on behalf of the couple.
What is collaborative divorce?
A collaborative divorce involves each member of the couple obtaining their own attorney. Then, all four parties will have a series of meetings to settle the matters of the divorce. In some cases, the couple will involve outside help, such as expert witnesses, character witnesses, forensic accountants, and more.
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