MEDIATION

Aside from standard Litigation, couples can also have their divorce/disputes handled by a third party (also known as a mediator).  In doing so, the parties allow for a more amicable resolution and remove the need for a judge’s interpretation of their case.  Even if the parties believe they have the most complicated issues in their lives,  a mediator will be able to distill their matter into its simplest form allowing for an amicable resolution.

A NON BINDING PROCESS

The goal of mediation is to meet with a neutral third party mediator and hopefully reach an agreement.  It could be as simple as one meeting or require several to come up with a resolution to the issues facing the couple.  Mediation could be conducted with or without each parties attorney but the sessions are confidential ensuring an open format.  During this meeting, New Jersey couples may choose to enter mediation with or without their lawyers present. These confidential sessions allow for both parties to discuss their differences in a safe and controlled environment.

Mediation is a cost-effective alternative that allows the parties to settle their disagreements while saving money, time and aggravation often related to Court appearances and Litigation.  Where the parties differences make mediation impracticable or impossible, the attorneys at Lansing & Hannum have the courtroom experience to fight for your rights.

Anything agreed upon by the parties can be formally placed into a Consent Order to be entered with the Court.  If something cannot be agreed upon, then that issue or issues can be placed before a judge for a final determination.