Divorce Mediation FAQs
Divorce mediation is an inexpensive and peaceful alternative to a traditional litigated divorce.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Why Should I use Divorce Mediation Instead of Traditional Divorce Procedures?
Divorce mediation is a peaceful, less expensive alternative to the traditional, costly, bitter, adversarial divorce process. Divorcing through the divorce mediation process will not only save you time, but it will save you money and greatly reduce emotional distress.
How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost?
Divorce mediation costs much less than traditional litigation. Although some divorce mediation firms in New Jersey charge up-front retainer fees for divorce mediation services, our divorce mediator, Steven Menack , ESQ. charges absolutely no retainer fees for divorce mediation. Instead, through our divorce mediation firm, you simply pay our very reasonable rates as you go.
How Long Does a Divorce Take Using the Divorce Mediation Process?
The divorce mediation process depends on you. You can proceed as quickly or as slowly as you desire. Standard divorces using divorce mediation can take as few as 2-3 months or less, while traditional divorces often take a year or longer to finalize.
How do I Choose a Divorce Mediator?
Experienced divorce mediators have completed at least 500 divorce mediations from start to finish. When looking for a divorce mediator, check his/her credentials and ask how many divorce mediations they have completed. Mr. Menack has successfully helped over 5,000 satisfied mediation clients over the last 25 years.
What if I Change my Mind About Divorce Mediation?
Choosing divorce mediation does not mean that you give up your right to go to court. If you decide that divorce mediation is not right for your situation or if you are not completely pleased with the divorce mediation process, you can stop at any time, retain a separate attorney and proceed with the traditional litigation process, where a judge decides the outcome of your divorce.
Do I Have to get a Separate Divorce Lawyer to Complete the Formal Settlement and Divorce Paperwork?
It depends on which divorce mediation firm you select. Some divorce attorney mediators only prepare an informal memorandum of understanding. Other divorce attorney mediators will prepare a formal binding settlement agreement only if separate attorneys are also hired. Mr. Menack will complete all of the above and then prepare your actual uncontested divorce documents based on the terms of your settlement agreement.
How will Divorce Mediation Affect my Children?
Divorce mediation will greatly benefit your children as it helps prevent heated custody battles, easing your children’s distress. Throughout the divorce mediation process you help decide what is best for your children including custody, child support, visitation and other parenting concerns. In addition, it gives your children the opportunity to see their parents are still able to work together to make important decisions.
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