What is Divorce Mediation?
The divorce process can be complex and stressful, especially if it involves contentious topics like child custody, alimony and child support. However, litigation does not have to be the endpoint of the dissolution of a marriage. Many couples choose divorce mediation to cooperatively and amicably resolve their dispute and reach an agreement before the court gets involved. Through mediation services, both parties work with an impartial mediator to create a legally binding agreement based on both parties needs and desires. New Jersey divorce & separation mediator Steven B. Menack has decades of experience in making divorce mediation as stress free as possible for the sake of both the couple and any children involved.
Our Divorce Mediation Services
In divorce mediation, Mr. Menack helps both parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement on a variety of issues including:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Parenting Time
- Equitable Distribution of Assets
As a divorce mediator, Mr. Menack will not represent either party but will instead act as a facilitator to assist both parties in reaching a fair and reasonable conclusion to all the issues in their case. If the parties can come to an agreement then the mediator will draw up a memorandum of the settlement terms. Finally, the couple can enter into a settlement agreement and pursue their divorce in an uncontested manner.
Benefits of Divorce Mediation
There are several benefits of divorce mediation services over a traditional divorce, including:
- Cost. Divorce mediation costs much less than the traditional divorce process. Steven B. Menack charges no retainer fees.
- Time. While there is no rush and clients can go at their own pace, divorce mediation can be resolved in as little as 2 or 3 months, whereas traditional divorces can take over a year.
- Atmosphere. Hiring a neutral and experienced third party to mediate helps keep the deliberation calm and collected rather than hostile and adversarial, as can often happen while discussing a divorce settlement. This is especially important when children are involved, as a peaceful resolution can help avoid the trauma that can result from more contentious divorces.
Contact Steven B. Menack Today
Divorce mediation can be a positive and collaborative method of conflict resolution in the dissolution of a marriage. Mr. Menack is an experienced mediator that has helped over 5,000 clients over the last 25 years. Contact us today in order to find out more about our mediation services.