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Can mediation help you get your divorce case resolved?

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2024 | Divorce

The difficulties that might arise in any given divorce case in New York or New Jersey cannot be overstated. The fact is that a divorce typically involves two people who simply want to move on, but who may also harbor significant feelings of anger, resentment and bitterness toward one another. With so many emotions involved in a divorce case, how can a resolution to the legal issues be reached?

Mediation may be the answer

Some of our readers may have heard about mediation, an out-of-court alternative dispute method to attempt to resolve legal disputes. Mediation is less formal than courtroom proceedings and, largely due to the format of discussions during the process, mediation can help divorcing spouses to reach compromises that will allow for a joint agreement on how to address legal issues in the case.

In a typical mediation session, both parties will be at the same location but, in most cases, will eventually go into separate rooms accompanied by their legal counsel. Then, the third-party mediator – who is supposed to be neutral – will go back and forth between the parties to discuss the legal issues, address strengths and weaknesses in each party’s positions and, hopefully, work out arrangements that resolve such legal issues as property and debt division, alimony, child custody and child support.

If you are going through a tough divorce case in New York or New Jersey, mediation may be a viable option. Getting to the answers in divorce cases isn’t always easy, but sometimes there are alternative paths to get you to where you want to go.