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Is mediation right for me?

Divorce can be a painful process, but it doesn’t always have to be. While some people can work together to resolve their marital issues outside of court, others are not so lucky and often find themselves in front of a judge. Mediation is quickly becoming the most popular way to get a divorce. People are turning to mediation because of the benefits that come with alternative dispute resolution, including efficiency and a mitigated impact on the family. Knowing if mediation is right for you is important. If you are interested in the mediation process, it is important to reach out to a certified mediator who can help guide you further.

Some factors that may help you decide if mediation is right for you

There are some factors to consider. For one, are you and your spouse communicating? One of the most important foundations of mediation is communication. The couple must be able to communicate throughout the process and negotiate the terms of the split with mutual respect in mind. Do you have children? It is important to consider mediation if you have children because the process can mitigate the animosity of the process, helping families forge new cooperative parenting relationships while the children see models of healthier dispute resolution. Do you want it all to end quickly? If you are looking to get on with your life quickly, mediation may be right for you. Mediation can take a few months while litigation can last years. Do you want control over your life?

Making decisions for yourself is a powerful motivator for mediation. People who participate in mediation often are happier with the results because their fate is in their hands, and not in the hands of a judge who can never fully understand the nuances of the marriage. Do you want to save money? Mediation’s most prominent benefit is the money saved. Through mediation, a couple can save a lot on legal fees, including separate attorneys, court filings, and more.

If you and your spouse are getting divorced, mediation could be the answer you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in speaking with a certified mediator, contact Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn.

Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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