What is a mediated divorce?

One situation that many divorcing couples want to avoid is having a long, drawn-out legal battle in court. Luckily, there are a number of options that these couples have that can allow them to remain out of court. One of the options that allow them to remain out of court is to get a mediated divorce.

Divorce mediation is a voluntary process where the parties come in and choose to mediate their issues relative to their divorce. It is different from arbitration because oftentimes in family law, arbitration is legally binding, meaning that whatever the arbitrator says, that’s what you have to do. However, mediation gives you the freedom to make your own decisions. The reason that so many people like mediation because it allows them to have control over their divorce.

In mediation, the mediator doesn’t necessarily give you the answers or make a decision in your case. Instead, the mediator helps to somewhat bridge the gap between the two, so that you and your spouse can reach an amicable resolution of your divorce together, on your own, with the assistance of a mediator. The mediator does not make a decision, they do not bang a gavel, and nothing is legally binding. You should not that if you don’t like the mediator’s recommendations or suggestions, you don’t necessarily have to take them.

If you have questions regarding divorce mediation, you may want to consider speaking with an experienced mediator who can help you get started.

Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is a full-service divorce and family law firm in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC to schedule a consultation.