NJ Divorce Mediation and Family Law Mediation
Helping families resolve differences in Middlesex & Monmouth Counties
Whether you’re facing a family law issue of your own or are exploring potential mediators for a client’s matter, you’ve come to the right place. At Rozin | Golinder Law in East Brunswick, New Jersey (NJ), we know how important it is to work with a competent mediator you can trust. That’s why we offer NJ divorce mediation and family law mediation throughout Middlesex, Monmouth, and Somerset Counties, with our highly experienced and qualified legal minds.
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How NJ Divorce Mediation or Family Law Mediation Can Help
One of the hallmark institutions in our society is the family. Families serve as a significant source of support, nurturing us during bad times and celebrating with us when times are good. But when a family falls apart, the close bond that once was positive can cause distrust to surface. This shift can make family law issues among the most painful and difficult to navigate.
Often, the people involved in a family law dispute agree on some issues but disagree about others. Family law mediation in NJ can help in these situations.
What Is Mediation and How Is It Different than Litigation?
Litigation and mediation are two ways to resolve legal disagreements. In litigation, a judge is the decisionmaker. The judge hears evidence from both sides and renders decisions about matters in dispute. In a divorce, for example, a judge might rule on issues such as alimony, child custody, child support, and property and debt division.
In a family law mediation, the people involved in the dispute keep control over the outcome on these important issues. While the mediator hears both sides of the story and looks at the evidence presented, he or she does not have the authority to issue a binding decision ordering the parties to comply.
Instead, an experienced family law mediator helps the parties clarify their goals, determine what is most important to them, and work together toward solutions.
What is the Role of the Mediator?
The role of the mediator is to act as a neutral third-party and to promote healthy discussion to resolve issues surrounding divorce or other family law matters. While a mediator doesn’t need to be an attorney, it helps to have a divorce lawyer facilitate the session, as he or she has the knowledge and background if any complex legal issues arise. In addition, the mediator may:
- Ask both parties to clarify points made throughout the session
- Provide insight about how the law works
- Provide a path to follow that will help lead to resolution
Refers the couple to third party experts for services such as appraisals when it's appropriate.
NJ Divorce Mediation and Family Law Mediation: When Are They Appropriate?
Mediation should be considered in any NJ family law matter in which ongoing relationships are important. The most obvious example is a divorce involving minor children. In such a case, the parents will be required to have continued interaction with each other as co-parents. They will see each other to exchange their children, at school and extracurricular functions, and later, at graduation. In these cases, it’s best for everyone if a couple can transition successfully to parenting together even though their close, personal relationship may have ended.
Even when a couple’s children are adults, it is easier on everyone if the ability to interact is preserved. Major life events, such as weddings, births, and funerals, often involve parents and relatives from both sides of the family. These events are more enjoyable when everyone is cordial.
NJ family law mediation can also help preserve relationships for couples who must continue to make joint decisions. For example, if a couple owns or operates a business together, they will need to be able to communicate well.
And even when a divorcing couple contemplates no further contact, any lingering unpleasantness of ending a marriage can often be reduced by using mediation rather than litigation to make decisions. Mediation is particularly well-suited for uncontested divorces and no-fault divorces in NJ.
Is NJ Family Law Mediation Used Other than in Divorces?
When most people think of family law issues, divorce comes to mind. But family law is a broader area that encompasses many different types of family-related disputes:
- Cohabitation agreements
- Domestic partnerships
- Grandparent issues, such as grandparent visitation
- Parenting issues, such as custody, child care, schooling, and visitation
- Pre-nuptial agreements (also known as antenuptial agreements)
- Separation agreements
How Do I Prepare For Mediation?
- Whether you are preparing for family or divorce mediation, there are a number of helpful steps to take:
- Ensure that both parties are present and well-informed of what will be happening during your session
- Be willing to accept information that may be potentially new and unexpected
- Listen and be open to feedback. Focus on the problem at hand
- Actively listen to the other side's argument and be creative about solutions to take going forward
- Be prepared and research each point you wish to make
Contact Rozin-Golinder Law for NJ Family Law Mediation and Facilities
At Rozin-Golinder Law, our attorneys provide all the resources you need to face a NJ divorce mediation or family law mediation. Our top-notch NJ mediators, are certified by the Supreme Court of NJ as a matrimonial law trial attorney with extensive practical experience in NJ family law mediation and collaborative divorce. She is also a qualified mediator pursuant to R. 1:40. As a result, we understand the issues faced by family members and their attorneys that lead to mediation. In addition, we host NJ divorce mediation and family law mediation in-house. With two conference rooms and a comfortable waiting area there’s no need to book a location when approaching mediation of family law matters. We offer a comfortable setting for accomplishing your goals.
To be sure, family law issues are stressful. Don’t add to them by hiring a NJ divorce or family law mediator who lacks practical experience or certification. Contact Rozin-Golinder Law today - (732) 810-0034 to schedule your mediation.