Divorce is complex, but knowing what to expect can make the process similar. As a result, it is important to learn more about the different divorce options in New Jersey. Read on to learn more about divorce methods in New Jersey.
Settling matters of divorce
When a couple gets divorced, they will have to make numerous important decisions. Some of the matters that will need to be settled may include child custody, child support, alimony, and more. There are different ways to go about settling these matters.
What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a common divorce process in New Jersey. It takes place outside of the court and involves the help of a neutral third party. This third party can act as a judge, making legal decisions on behalf of the couple. There are numerous benefits when it comes to getting divorced outside of the court.
What are other methods of divorce?
- Mediation: This process is similar to arbitration. Like arbitration, mediation also takes place outside of the court and involves the help of a neutral third party. However, in this case, the third party cannot make decisions on behalf of the couple, but instead, he or she helps the couple settle the matters of their divorce.
- Collaborative divorce: This process involves each member of the couple obtaining an attorney. Then, the couple and their attorneys will attend a series of four-way meetings in order to finalize the divorce. This is also an out-of-court method.
- Litigation: Litigation is a process that takes place through the court. When it comes to litigation, a judge makes decisions on behalf of the couple. This process can be lengthy and costly. However, it is beneficial to those who would prefer to communicate through their attorneys.
Which method is best?
The truth is, every couple is different. Every marriage ends differently, and therefore every couple will benefit from a different method. In order to determine the best path for you and your spouse, it is important to confer with an experienced divorce attorney. Each method has pros and cons and a knowledgeable attorney can help you decide how to proceed.
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