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Nj Divorce Mediation And Family Law Mediation

Silverberg Law Firm provides hands-on, highly focused, divorce mediation and family law mediation services throughout the State of New Jersey. All divorce mediations are conducted personally by Jay L Silverberg, an attorney with 35 years’ experience, including experience as a divorce and family litigator.

Divorce and family disputes can be emotionally challenging and stressful. Divorce and family litigation is complex, lengthy, and expensive. It is often not confidential. The best resolutions in family matters are carefully tailored to fit the parties’ circumstances. Courts are notoriously unable to consistently reach these types of resolutions. Divorce mediation offers a cost and time-efficient alternative for resolving issues relating to New Jersey divorces. Using a seasoned, skilled mediator for divorce can yield a truly workable resolution, even in a high-conflict matter. Because the parties are not constrained by the binary nature of litigation, a true “win/win” solution can often be achieved. Very importantly, the divorce mediation process itself creates a paradigm that may allow the parties to work well together in coping with future disagreements before they become serious conflicts.

What is New Jersey Divorce Mediation?

The divorce mediation process allows the disputing parties to resolve divorce and family disputes amicably with the assistance of a neutral third-party divorce mediator. The family law mediator, who often is an experienced attorney, acts as an impartial and unbiased facilitator and helps the disputing parties reach an agreement. New Jersey divorce mediation has proven to be effective and is becoming one of the most popular methods of negotiating divorce and family settlements.

Each mediator has their own approach. The mediator may or may not meet with the parties separately. Mediators vary in how much guidance they are provide or the extent to which they endeavor to persuade parties to see things differently. In every instance, however, a reputable divorce mediator is neutral and impartial and leaves behind any implicit biases they may have. The goal of New Jersey divorce mediation is always to allow the parties to reach their own agreement.

Regardless of the divorce mediator’s style, the mediator will guide the parties through the issues that need to be resolved. The mediator listens to both sides and assists the parties in considering each other’s viewpoints. One of the most important aspects of the divorce mediator’s role is to ensure that personal conflicts do not derail the process. Divorce and family mediators are specially trained to help quell conflict so that parties who might have trouble communicating constructively can have productive discussions. Divorce mediation helps in reducing animosity between the parties, which is particularly important when children are involved, or the parties have an ongoing family relationship.

A New Jersey family law mediator will work with other professionals to ensure that the parties have the information that they need to evaluate to reach an agreement. These parties may include appraisers, mental health professionals, parenting coordinators, financial advisors, and others. Importantly, the parties are well advised to have attorneys to provide advice on the settlement. The divorce mediator represents neither party (not both parties as some people mistakenly think). A review attorney can advise their client on whether the proposed resolution is acceptable and what the result may have been in divorce litigation.

Consult With An Experienced New Jersey Divorce And Family Mediator

Mediation is a cost-saving, time-efficient, and effective way to achieve a mutually agreed-upon resolution to civil disputes, while avoiding the time, expense, and risk associated with resolving a dispute in court.

If you believe your legal dispute can benefit from mediation, call LexSilverberg Law Firm in New Jersey at 201-252-7000, or visit our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey Divorce and Family Mediator.

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Issues That Can Be Settled By Divorce Mediation In Nj

A New Jersey divorce mediation can yield a customized settlement that is mutually acceptable and fair to both parties. The issues that can be resolved through divorce mediation in New Jersey include, without limitation:

  • Equitable Distribution – division of assets is a major financial component of any divorce agreement.
  • Child Custody – parenting time is a complex topic for which mediation is particularly well suited. Parenting time issues are far better addressed by mediation than divorce litigation because of the complexity of people’s lives and schedules.
  • Spousal Support (Alimony/Maintenance) – resolving financial issues, such as spousal support can be complex, and may involve candid discussions of assets and liabilities, as well as income and prospects of the parties. The flexibility of the mediation process offers opportunities for customized solutions.
  • Parenting Rights; Time with Children – this is one of the more emotional issues in the divorce process, and therefore one that is particularly beneficial to mediate.

  • Child Support and Maintenance – mediators can help parties come to an agreement on the always difficult issues concerning things like basic child support and extras without the stress of potentially ongoing divorce litigation.
  • Occupancy of Marital Residence – this is often an emergent topic and the subject of discussion at the earliest mediation sessions.
  • Responsibility for Marital Debts – the mediation process is very well suited to dealing with the complexities of the respective spouses’ responsibility for marital debts.
  • Tax Issues – this is a complex topic for which mediation is often better suited than the court system.
  • Paying for College, Medical Expenses, Child Care and Other Child Related Costs – Alternative dispute resolution is an effective tool in addressing these support related issues.
  • Decision Making for Children – mediators should be up to speed on the legal and practical issues while they cannot give legal advice, they can ensure that the parties’ agreements address these issues.
  • Grandparent Access/Visitation and Other Access Issues – it is good practice to address all issues of importance to clients, including things like grandparent access.
  • Relocation – this is another important area in practice.

What is Family Law Mediation?

Family disputes can arise between siblings, legal heirs of a deceased, or extended family. The parties to a family law dispute appoint a neutral third-party mediator who helps them in negotiating a mutually acceptable settlement without going to the court. The issues that can be settled through family law mediation include:

  • Inherited Property Distribution.
  • Succession of Family Business.
  • Eldercare.
  • Grandparents Rights.
  • Extended Family Issues.
  • Disputes Between Unmarried Couples Having Children Together, Or Having A Joint Business, Property, Investments, Or Other Assets.

Consult With An Experienced New Jersey Divorce And Family Mediator

Mediation is a cost-saving, time-efficient, and effective way to achieve a mutually agreed-upon resolution to civil disputes, while avoiding the time, expense, and risk associated with resolving a dispute in court.

If you believe your legal dispute can benefit from mediation, call Silverberg Law Firm in New Jersey at 201-252-7000, or visit our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey Divorce and Family Mediator.

Why Is Divorce And Family Mediation Beneficial And Successful?

A divorce and family law mediation can settle all the disputes that the parties would otherwise resolve in litigation.

  • Divorce mediation is confidential, voluntary, and collaborative.
  • The parties get to decide the outcome of their case by agreeing on mutually acceptable terms. When parties have a say in the outcome of their dispute, they are more likely to comply with the agreed terms.
  • In divorce mediation, parties can settle the issues related to child custody and parenting rights in a manner that they believe will be the best for their child. They are no absolutes, unlike litigation.
  • Mediation is less time-consuming and depending upon the agreement between the parties. Therefore, it can be completed in a few sessions. Parties can also decide the timing of these sessions as opposed to court-appointed dates.
  • Mediation is a lot more economical than a divorce or family dispute lawsuit.
  • Mediation is non-binding, and if at any time any party wants to withdraw from the process, they can do so.

Consult With An Experienced New Jersey Divorce And Family Mediator

Mediation is a cost-saving, time-efficient, and effective way to achieve a mutually agreed-upon resolution to civil disputes, while avoiding the time, expense, and risk associated with resolving a dispute in court.

If you believe your legal dispute can benefit from mediation, call Silverberg Law Firm in New Jersey at 201-252-7000, or visit our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey Divorce and Family Mediator.

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Stages of Divorce Mediation and Family Mediation

Introductory Session

In the first meeting, the mediator collects background information about the parties and the dispute. He or she tries to understand the cause of the dispute and the goals each of the divorcing spouses is seeking to achieve through the divorce mediation. Additional

Negotiation and Settlement

After identifying the issues and listening to each party’s viewpoint, the New Jersey divorce mediator tries to assist the parties as they negotiate a settlement. The divorce mediator’s goal is for the parties to reach an agreement they view as satisfactory.

Issue Identification

In this stage, the New Jersey family law mediator works with the parties to identify all the issues that should be settled. The mediator then listens to each party’s viewpoint, facilitating communication between the parties, and helps the parties in establishing an agenda for discussing the issues identified. While the mediator does not have an attorney client relationship with the parties and cannot advise on family law or divorce law issues, the mediator can share information with each spouse which can be used to help the parties come to an agreement.

Memorandum of Understanding

After the settlement terms are agreed to, the final step of divorce mediation is the preparation of, a memorandum of understanding between the parties. The MOU is non-binding, but it records the agreed upon settlement terms between the parties and provides a basis for preparing final divorce documents.

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Consult with An Experienced Family Law Mediator

Divorce mediation and family mediation offer a flexible, collaborative, voluntary, less expensive, and time-efficient approach to resolving family disputes and divorces. Divorce mediation and family mediation generally allow parties to minimize or avoid the emotional stress and hostility the parties experience in a court case.

If you believe your divorce and family disputes could be resolved in divorce mediation or family mediation, and you would like to speak with a New Jersey divorce mediator, contact Silverberg Law Firm in New Jersey at 201-252-7000, or visit our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation.

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A mediation with Silverberg Law Firm is an efficient way to address any contract dispute. We are presently conducting mediation solely by Zoom. It is hoped that in person sessions will resume by 2022. Call us today at 201-252-7000 to discuss how we can help.

How Can Silverberg Law Firm Assist with Your Divorce or Family Dispute?

LexSilverberg Law Firm LLC is a full-service mediation firm headquartered in Central New Jersey. It was founded by a seasoned attorney, Jay L. Silverberg, who has more than 30 years of experience in all types of commercial, business, and contract law matters, and is a former divorce and family law litigator. Mr. Silverberg’s experience as a business and restructuring lawyer, as well as a divorce litigator, sets him apart from New Jersey divorce mediators and New Jersey family mediators. We bring a unique perspective and background to New Jersey divorce mediation and family mediation.

We offer a free thirty-minute introductory Zoom session to parties interested in exploring divorce mediation or family mediation in New Jersey. We are happy to schedule it at your convenience and hope that we can, if nothing else, help you ascertain whether mediation might be a viable option for you.

If you need a divorce mediator in New Jersey or a family law mediator in New Jersey, contact us now at 201-252-7000 or visit the contact page of our website!