Benefits of Mediation

Bergen County Divorce Mediation

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Compared with a litigated divorce, mediation is extremely beneficial to all parties. A court case can involve financial probes, overwhelming legal fees, a lengthy process, and the potential for a devastating emotional impact on the children of the divorcing couple. Resolving family law matters, especially divorce, can be complicated. If a couple can set aside emotions and agree on family law matters, they are often happier with the results. Mediation can address a variety of family law matters, including alimony, division of assets, child support, child custody, child visitation, and relocation matters, just to name a few. Through a respectful negotiation process focused on a mutually beneficial end goal, a couple can reach a divorce or resolved other marital matters quicker and more effectively than litigation. Below are just some of the prime examples of why so many people are turning to mediation. If you are interested in the mediation process or need the mediation services of an experienced legal professional, contact The Radol Law Firm for a consultation.

Mediation and Confidentiality

Mediation is a private negotiation. Matters discussed in the room stay in the room and cannot be used in other forums unless otherwise agreed to in writing or mandated by a court order. This allows for a couple to have an open and honest discussion, leading to a more amicable conclusion. Litigation, on the other hand, is handled in court, which can be a public forum.

Mediation and Time Saved

One of the most significant benefits of mediation is the time saved when compared with litigation. Some couples are able to resolve their issues within a few meetings. In many situations, a couple must wait longer for the Final Judgment of Divorce than it takes to successfully mediate the issues.

Mediation and Money Saved

Another comparable benefit of mediation is the money saved by parties who avoid litigation. Divorce cases cost so much money for the couple and the state that the court will assess the applicability of mediation and request that couples come to terms on their own. Discovery alone can cost a couple precious money better spent elsewhere. It is a lengthy part of the divorce process and an attorney will bill the client for his or her time. Mediation may be best if you can work through your issues outside of court.

Mediation Is Voluntary

Mediation provides a venue for a couple to choose their fate. If an individual chooses to engage in the process of mediation, they are more open to a mutually-beneficial end goal. When both parties have decided to avoid litigation, they understand that the process is in their best interests and will more likely engage each other with respect, making mediation a success. In addition, when a couple chooses mediation and can come to an agreement outside of court, they are often happier with the results than if a judge was to decide on the matter.

Contact The Radol Law Firm

The Radol Law Firm has over 30 years of experience helping families through tough times. Our firm is honored to help couples avoid litigation through mediation. Whether you are interested in the process because of divorce or other family law matter, our mediation services are available. To find out more, contact The Radol Law Firm.