Can I Go Through Divorce Mediation Online?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people throughout the state of New Jersey had to put their plans for divorce on hold. While this can be a frustrating experience, it is important to know that, with the assistance of an experienced mediator, spouses can move forward with the process of a mediated divorce online. There are a variety of benefits for spouses who choose to divorce through mediation. Continue reading below to learn more about this option and how our New Jersey divorce mediators can help you. 

Why Should I Use Online Mediation?

During this time, it can seem impossible to move forward with your divorce plans in the way you most likely initially planned. However, there are different benefits to divorcing through mediation, especially online now. This can include the following:

  • You can stay in the comfort of your home. Going to court for a divorce can be stressful, as it requires you to discuss emotional, personal matters in such an unfamiliar setting. This can cause spouses to have an unclear head and possibly not make the best decisions for their case. On the other hand, divorcing through online mediation allows you to conduct peaceful negotiations from a place that you are familiar and comfortable with. You can have access to things that help alleviate your stress and put you at ease while working with a compassionate mediator. 
  • You can eliminate travel worries. By divorcing through online mediation, you do not have to worry about when you have to leave for a meeting or be sure you are at a location on time. There are no concrete directions that must be followed. In addition to this, if you have other plans or obligations, you do not have to worry about the time it would take to get home. This can allow you to solely focus on the matter at hand and get the most out of the process. 

How do I Prepare for Online Mediation?

When preparing for a meeting with an experienced divorce mediator, it is important to take certain steps that will allow you to get as much out of the meditation process as possible. This can begin by making sure you have a comfortable, private space within your home. Preferably, this spot should have strong wifi to use the internet. In addition to this, be sure any children you have will be distracted while you are speaking with the mediator so you can have a peaceful environment and not be preoccupied. Bring any snacks, drinks, tissues, and a notepad that you may need throughout the process so that you do not have to get up unnecessarily. 

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