Mediation Services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
Effective divorce mediation services
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. is honored to provide effective mediation services for those who wish to avoid litigation. Our goal is to help separating and divorcing couples reach an amicable conclusion to their marriage. For many, mediation is a success because of the benefits that come with the process. Our attorneys are available to act as mediators, guiding couples through the process and ensuring that their needs are met. If you are interested in the process or would like to make an appointment to discuss your matter further, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The couple and a neutral third party, the mediator, will work through all applicable marital issues through a series of negotiations focused on mutual respect and the common goal of avoiding litigation. Once the couple fully understands their rights and the process itself, the mediator will facilitate the meetings, working towards a written agreement addressing all issues of interest, including, but not limited to child support, child custody, spousal support, and the division of assets. Once the sessions are complete, the mediator will execute a Separation Agreement to be used for the divorce, if the couple chooses.
The benefits of mediation
Mediation is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent ways to get divorced. With so much at stake, many people are considering the alternatives to litigation. Below are just some of the many benefits to a successful mediation process.
- Time saved: For most, mediation is a much quicker process than litigation. While a court case can last over a year in some cases, most mediation sessions are concluded in a few months or even less. Many must wait longer for the Final Judgment of Divorce than it took to resolve their marital issues through mediation.
- Money saved: When successful, mediation is often a cheaper process. Litigation costs the couple and the state an exorbitant amount of money. Legal fees, especially from completing the discovery process, can cost the couple more than they would predict.
- Control over one’s fate: Retaining control over one’s future is a clear benefit to mediation. A divorce case is decided on by a judge with limited knowledge of the couple, equipped with only the facts of the case in front of him or her. For some, these decisions may seem arbitrary. In some cases, they are. When a couple can agree to terms outside of court, they are more inclined to accept the results.
- Openly discussing important matters: Mediation is a confidential process. Unless provided written consent that states otherwise, a couple cannot use the content of the meetings against one another in court if one decides to litigate the matter. This allows for the couple to openly discuss important matters, no matter the sensitivity, leading to a more bearable outcome.
- Mitigating the effects on you and your family: The benefits of mediation are far-reaching for many who successfully navigate the process. When a couple decides to engage in the process of mediation, they are doing so voluntarily and with a mutual goal. This allows most couples to set aside animosity and work together for the greater good. Not only does this mitigate the emotional toll on them, it helps avoid a lot of the pain suffered by family members as well. For one, parents who mediate their divorce model healthy dispute resolution methods for their children. Simply put, they are demonstrating that fighting doesn’t have to be the answer. Furthermore, successful parents often forge a new relationship for future cooperative parenting, helping everyone act in the best interests of the children.
Contact our divorce mediation law firm today
If you are interested in knowing more about mediation or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your engagement in the process, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. Our firm is ready to help you through tough times through private negotiations focused on a mutual goal. Avoiding litigation may be a good choice for your family. Contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. to discuss your legal options.