If you are getting divorced, you will have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important decisions is how you will settle the matters of your divorce. In New Jersey, many couples choose the process of mediation due to its many benefits. Mediation occurs outside of the court and involves the help of a neutral third party. Read on to learn more.
Why do so many NJ couples choose mediation?
For many couples, mediation is the best way to settle the outstanding matters of their divorce. These matters may include child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of assets, and more. Some of the many benefits of mediation include:
- Control: If you get divorced through the court, the matters of your divorce will be left in the hands of a judge. During mediation, you have more control over the outcome.
- Confidentiality: Mediation is a confidential process. This means that neither spouse nor the third party is allowed to share any information discussed during mediation. This can allow both spouses to be open and honest with one another.
- Speed: Litigation can be dragged out for ages. Mediation, on the other hand, only lasts as long as needed. Once your outstanding issues are resolved, the process can end.
- Cost: Mediation is generally less expensive than a trial. Mediation can be cheaper for both the couple and the state.
- Choice: The process of mediation is entirely optional. Because couples have the option to participate, they may be more open to collaborating.
- Family: When a couple uses mediation, it typically benefits the family involved. This is because mediation allows for healthy conversations, which is especially beneficial when it comes to couples with children.
If you want to learn more about mediation, what the process entails, and how it may benefit you, contact our firm to discuss.
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