It is understandable that you and your former spouse may want to avoid the emotional and financial drain that comes with a litigated divorce in the courtroom setting. Luckily, you and your former may be eligible to opt for an alternative divorce method, such as divorce mediation. But with this, you will be required to hire a divorce mediator. Follow along to find out the benefits of hiring a mediator and how a proficient Bergen County divorce attorney at McNerney & McAuliffe can serve this role for you.
What is a mediator?
In order for a mediated divorce to work, you and your former spouse must agree on every divorce-related matter on the table. This includes, but is not limited to, property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support. Rest assured, a mediator’s role is to make these agreements possible. More specifically, a third-party mediator will take on the following roles:
- They will schedule meeting times that work best for both you and your former spouse.
- They will remain unbias as they moderate the negotiation proceedings between you and your former spouse.
- They will remain unbias as they guide you toward a resolution that works best for both you and your former spouse.
- They will put a stop to any conflicts that arise between you and your former spouse.
- They will do everything in their power to help you and your former spouse remain agreeable.
What are some of the benefits of hiring a mediator?
When hiring a mediator to undergo mediation, you and your former spouse will not have to undergo your proceedings in the courtroom setting. This allows for the following benefits:
- You and your former spouse will experience a more relaxed environment.
- You and your former spouse will voluntarily start and stop your negotiations as you please.
- Your and your former spouse’s conversations will remain confidential instead of in front of a judge.
- You and your former spouse will be able to reach a compromise instead of a judge deciding on your behalf.
- You and your former spouse will be able to meet at any time instead of being at the mercy of the judge’s schedule.
- You and your former spouse will be able to cut out expenses instead of having to pay attorney fees.
With all things considered, it is important that you retain the services of a mediator who will ensure that you stay out of the courtroom. While a mediator does not necessarily have to be an attorney, we recommend that you hire a talented Bergen County family law attorney. We have the experience, knowledge, and understanding it takes to serve as your and your former spouse’s mediator. So, as soon as you possibly can, pick up the phone and give our firm a call.