Mediation Lawyers in Parsippany, NJ
Resolve Your Family Law Differences Outside of Court
Resolving divorce and other family law matters can be extremely difficult for all sides. These issues are highly personal and commonly bring on various emotions that can make decision-making difficult at best. In some cases where conflict is at a minimum, the two parties can create their own settlement terms in an amicable fashion. Others may need the negotiating help of a skilled family law attorney who has practical experience in helping the two sides work out their differences. This negotiation method is further accentuated and facilitated in formal mediation, which is an alternative dispute resolution method that is commonly used in New Jersey divorce and family law cases.
If you need help mediating your divorce, custody, or other family law issue in or around Parsippany, you can turn to Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp. Our firm handles such matters on a routine basis day and day out helping individuals and families work out settlement terms and arrangements that serve the best interests of all involved. Our skilled legal team can provide experienced and dedicated assistance in mediating your issue outside of court which provides many benefits as opposed to courtroom litigation.
Mediation in Family Law Matters
Mediation is a formal process wherein you and the other party will work with a trained neutral third party, the mediator, to negotiate a settlement of your disputed issue. Mediators are specifically trained to help facilitate the negotiation process. It is often referred to as a more “holistic” approach to the divorce process as it helps individuals deal with and move past negative emotions in working towards a common goal. As a result, couples learn to cooperate, problem solve, and work together in creating the terms of their divorce or issue which often leads to better cooperation between them after the final judgment or decree has been granted. This is especially true for those who will need to co-parent in a post-divorce life.
Mediators do not take sides and do not give legal advice or pass judgment. Rather, this is a professional who is trained in negotiation techniques used to help both parties identify the problem, find ways to resolve it, and help each party to meet the other half way so as to formulate solutions. Through negotiation, the two parties can create options or scenarios that could be used. Mediators may make suggestions which each side can take turns at modifying so as to make them more workable. The ultimate goal is a settlement to which both parties can agree and adhere.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation has many benefits. These include:
- It is a private process done in a neutral and safe space outside of the courtroom.
- Since it does involve court schedules and intervention, it is less time consuming.
- Because it does not involve litigation, it is less expensive.
- It puts vital decisions and arrangements under your control as opposed to the control of a judge.
- It often creates a better working relationship for co-parents who will have to continue to co-manage children once the divorce has been granted.
Work with a Dedicated & Effective Team
At Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp, our legal team can help you with the mediation process by working to minimize conflict and animosity while assisting you in resolving your divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, or division of marital property and assets. We understand the obstacles you may be facing in any of these difficult issues. Our firm is settlement-oriented and, through this dedication to creating workable solutions, we have gained the experience you need to move through issues towards a stable future.
We strategize to ensure we reach optimum results for your unique case.
Our attorneys are easily accessible when you need us most.
We will do everything possible to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your family.