If you are going through a divorce and are unsure about whether or not you want to choose mediation, continue reading and reach out to our skilled firm today. There are many benefits to mediation and it is typically the most favorable option. Our legal team is here to help. Give us a call today to speak with a Monmouth County meditation attorney. We will help you through each step of the process ahead.

Why might someone choose mediation instead of litigation during a divorce?

There are a number of different benefits of picking mediation over litigation, including the following:

Civility: A divorce mediator is an impartial third party that both you and your spouse choose to help you sort out your divorce agreement through a constructive and polite discussion.

Commitment: Because both you and your spouse are deciding to go through this process as a team, there is a level of commitment to making it work. Since you are both volunteering to show up, there is less of a chance that you will be in disagreement with one another. This also makes the result easier for many spouses to tolerate.

Privacy: Mediation is performed outside of the courtroom setting, which not only makes for a less dramatic process but also helps guard your privacy. This is because litigation becomes part of the public record, while mediation does not.

Cost-effectiveness: This is possibly the number one reason spouses choose mediation over litigation. Essentially, most of the time, mediation will save you time, money, and stress.

If you have any more additional questions regarding the benefits of mediation as a divorce dispute resolution tool, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what you are facing.

What happens after my spouse and I reach an agreement?

Once you and your spouse have come to an agreement concerning all divorce-related issues, your divorce mediator will then create a Memorandum of Understanding. This document concludes the explanation of your divorce-related matters. After that, you will need to bring the Memorandum to your attorney who will draft a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement. Once you sign the document, you and your spouse will move to court as an uncontested case, and, ultimately, you will obtain a Final Judgment of Divorce. If you have any further questions or think mediation is right for you, reach out to our firm today. We are just one call away.


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