When a couple is facing a divorce, they may seek methods outside of litigation. Alternatives to court-based divorce allow spouses to come to a conclusion on their divorce matters without the need for a judge to determine the outcome of their divorce. To learn the alternatives to court-based divorce in New Jersey and their benefits, continue reading. If you require assistance with your divorce matters, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney. We will walk you through the process ahead, no matter the circumstances of your divorce. Our legal team is prepared to take on your divorce when you are ready. Here are some questions you may have:

What is divorce mediation?

Couples may choose divorce mediation over litigation for a number of reasons. Mediation is conducted outside of the courtroom. This allows the process to be a more informal and relaxed environment. Mediation also allows both spouses to have their voices heard. An unbiased third-party will negotiate the terms of the divorce to reach a compromise that will benefit both parties. Mediation is often resolved in a few sessions.

What is collaborative divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative divorce method that many spouses will choose. In a collaborative divorce, both spouses will sign a form that states that they are willing to make the process work. Both spouses will work with a team of unbiased specialists to come to a conclusion on the terms of their divorce outside of the courtroom. Collaborative divorces will often include the following experts:

  • Psychologists
  • Medical experts
  • Financial experts

These specialists will be able to provide additional insight into the logistics of the divorce matters and will allow a compromise to make sense for both parties.

If you have any additional questions about these alternatives to court-based divorce, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney who will help you to decide which divorce method may be best for you and your specific circumstances.

To retain the services of an attorney who has experience handling both mediation and collaborative divorces, look no further than our experienced firm at The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy. Contact our legal team today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. If you have any additional questions or concerns pick up the phone today to speak with our team. We are here to help.


If you require strong legal representation for matters of divorce and family law in Rumson, Monmouth County, or anywhere in New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.