Mediation, arbitration and collaborative law alternatives are increasingly becoming more popular to many couples facing divorce. These methods of dispute resolution allow the couple to work together toward an outcome that best reflects their needs and those of their children. It is also more cost-effective and efficient than taking the divorce to family court or litigation.
At the law offices of James T. Rosenberg, our attorneys will help you understand your options in collaborative law and how these might help you reach a divorce resolution more quickly and with minimized stress or emotional strain.
ADR, Mediation & Arbitration Representation in Moorestown, New Jersey
Mediation allows couples to sit down with a neutral third party. This individual will facilitate discussion between the two spouses, helping them work toward a mutually agreed-upon divorce agreement, which will be sent to the judge for final approval. If the two are unable to reach an agreement on their own, the case will go to court.
The arbitration process is similar to mediation in that both spouses sit down with a neutral third party to discuss the divorce. That third party, however, will make the final decision as to the outcome of the divorce at the end of the negotiations. The arbitrator will prepare a divorce agreement, based on the input from the two spouses, which will be finalized by the judge.
These methods are highly encouraged by family law judges and courts throughout the state. In matters of custody and disputes involving children, collaborative law is often mandated. Negotiation and cooperation toward a resolution has been found to produce agreements that are much easier to enforce and greatly reflect the dynamics of the family, preserving the parenting relationship between the spouses.
Our attorneys are experienced and certified mediators, equipped to help couples arrive at a final divorce agreement that meets the needs and goals of everyone involved, preserving the best interests of the children.
To learn more about how our firm can assist you in seeking an efficient and cost-effective resolution to your divorce, please contact our Burlington County lawyers today at 856-439-0040.