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Divorce Mediation Attorney in Monmouth County

Serving Throughout Monmouth and Ocean County

More and more families are attracted to mediation as a way to resolve their disputes. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes related to alimony, child support, child custody, and property distribution.

New Jersey Divorce Mediation

In New Jersey divorce mediation, a divorcing couple works with a neutral mediator who helps you and your spouse determine the terms your Agreement. It is critical for the mediator to be neutral and not an advocate for either party.

It is recommended that both parties consult with their own, individual attorneys prior to and during mediation and prior to signing the final divorce settlement agreement often referred to as the final Matrimonial Settlement Agreement.

Very often the mediator in a divorce will outline the terms of a proposed Agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties may then take the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding to their attorney(s) to prepare a final Matrimonial Settlement Agreement which can be incorporated into a Final Judgment of Divorce.

Tip for NJ Mediation

It is critical to remember that many mediators see their role as a mediator as simply bringing people to an Agreement regardless of the ultimate fairness of the result. That is, many mediators don't focus necessarily on evenhandedness and may become focused on getting the matter resolved. This can by its very nature result in an inequitable or unfair agreement – especially to the weaker negotiating party. Many mediators simply try to get you to agree.

To avoid this, it is recommended that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney who can advise you as to your rights prior to proceeding with and during mediation.

Top Advantages of Mediating Your Divorce

One of the primary benefits of mediation and other alternatives to litigation is that they can minimize the upheaval and financial and emotional stress you and your children will suffer:

  • Mediation enables spouses to reach agreements that are mutually beneficial.
  • Mediation allows you to take charge of your future by creating a settlement that meets the needs of your family.
  • You are in a much better position to tailor an agreement that is right for your family than a judge who may not be particularly knowledgeable about your personal familial situation.

Instead of combat in a courtroom, you and your spouse meet together in a private setting with an experienced, well-trained mediator who will help guide you and your spouse to an efficient, economical and long-lasting resolution of all issues in dispute.

While participating in mediation, each spouse is to retain their own divorce mediation attorney who will counsel privately and individually with regard to own legal rights and alternatives.

Get in Touch With Our Firm!

Darren O’Toole, Esquire is approved by the State of New Jersey as a trained mediator and has routinely been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey as a mediator in divorce and family law cases in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties. In addition, our attorneys serve as the Consulting Attorney for spouses in mediation.

Schedule Your Free Mediation Consultation with our skilled Monmouth County lawyers today.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why should I consider mediation over litigation for my divorce in New Jersey?

Mediation is often preferred over litigation for divorce in New Jersey because it can be less adversarial, more cost-effective, and quicker. It allows both parties to work together to create a settlement that addresses the unique needs of their family, rather than having a judge make decisions for them. Mediation also tends to be less stressful and can minimize the emotional impact on the family, especially children.

What are the advantages of having a trained mediator like Darren O’Toole in my divorce case?

Having a trained mediator like Darren O’Toole in your divorce case can be highly beneficial. As an approved mediator by the State of New Jersey, he brings experience and training to the table, which can help ensure that the mediation process is conducted professionally and efficiently. His expertise can guide you towards a resolution that is amicable and lasting, reducing the need for future legal disputes.

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