What is a mediated divorce?

When a couple wants to get divorced, it is important that they explore all possible options. Many people are under the misconception that all divorces are lengthy, bitter, and take place in a courtroom. This is not always the case. There are options that allow couples to handle their divorce outside of the courtroom in an amicable manner. One such option is a divorce through mediation. The mediation process allows a couple to take matters into their own hands and get divorced on their own terms.

Mediation sessions typically occur in conference room settings with both spouses and their respective attorneys, as well as a mediator who facilitates the process. A couple can take as few or as many mediation sessions as they need to in order to work through any contested matters of divorce. Both parties must be willing to communicate with one another in a respectable manner in order for mediation to be successful.

Many people like mediation because they are able to make decisions for themselves instead of having a judge decide. Additionally, mediation is typically less time consuming and less expensive than litigated divorces are. Of course, mediation may not be for everybody but if both spouses are willing to work together towards a common goal, it can result in a more positive outcome overall.

If you have questions about mediation, contact our firm today.

Paone, Zaleski & Murphy has been providing clients throughout Monmouth County with quality legal representation since 1986. If you require strong legal representation for matters of divorce and family law, contact The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy to schedule a consultation today.