What Are the Benefits of a Divorce Mediator?

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Mediation is considered the preferred divorce method by many. With this method, you will need to hire a divorce mediator, which may or may not be an attorney. Read on to discover the benefits of a divorce mediator and how one of the seasoned New Jersey divorce attorneys at Haber Silver Simpson & Russoniello can serve as yours.

What is a divorce mediator?

For starters, a divorce mediator is a neutral third party whose role is not to force one or both parties into an agreement, but instead to listen to their positions and offer ideas for resolution. Since this is a voluntary process, they will ensure that both parties are attending these meetings at their own will and that the best interests of both parties are considered throughout the negotiations. Usually, they will suggest sound guidance on how a New Jersey judge will likely rule the divorce-related term at hand. And if there are any significant points of contention or disputes, then they will do everything in their power to tranquilize it so that litigation can be avoided.

What are the perks of hiring a divorce mediator?

The following is a list of just some of the reasons why many tend to prefer undergoing a divorce with the help of a divorce mediator:

  • The parties have full control over the agreements that are finalized, instead of having their fate rest with a judge.
  • The parties have full control over how much time they spend making negotiations, instead of working on a judge’s schedule.
  • The information that the parties share cannot be discussed anywhere else or used against one another.
  • The agreements that are finalized do not become documented on the public record.
  • The process is more cost-effective, as trials can be expensive for the parties and the state.
  • The process promotes resolution-based practices, which can help the parties know how to resolve conflicts after their divorce is finalized.
  • The process promotes healthy conversation, which can prevent minor children from witnessing parental conflict.

With all that being said, it is important to note that mediation is not for everyone. That is, the parties should be going into this process already with a mindset that they will have to compromise. It also helps if they are already on similar pages when it comes to how to settle alimony, child custody, child support, asset division, etc. If compromise is not possible and disagreements arise, then mediation can quickly transition to litigation.

To find out more about divorce mediators, you should reach out to one of the competent attorneys at our Morris County divorce & separation law firm. We have experience with mediation, and we are willing and able to guide you through yours. Give us a call when you can.