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Expert Mediation Solutions in Parsippany for Family Law Matters

Amicable Resolution for Divorce and Family Conflicts in Parsippany

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.

Understanding Mediation in Parsippany Family Law Cases

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.

Top Advantages of Choosing Mediation in Parsippany

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.

Partner with Parsippany's Committed Mediation Attorneys

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.

Discuss Your Case with a Parsippany Mediation Attorney. Contact Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp at (973) 604-2224 for Guidance.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can mediation help with child custody arrangements in Parsippany?

Yes, mediation can be extremely helpful for resolving child custody arrangements in Parsippany. It provides a collaborative space for parents to discuss and agree on the best interests of their children. Mediation encourages cooperation and problem-solving, which can lead to more amicable co-parenting relationships after the divorce is finalized. This process allows parents to create customized custody arrangements that suit their family's unique needs, rather than having a judge make these critical decisions.

Is mediation in Parsippany a suitable option for all divorce cases?

While mediation in Parsippany is a beneficial option for many divorce cases, it may not be suitable for all situations. Mediation is ideal for parties willing to communicate and compromise to reach a mutual agreement. However, in cases involving high conflict, domestic violence, or an unwillingness to cooperate, mediation might not be the most effective approach. It's important for individuals to consult with a mediation attorney to determine if mediation is the right path for their specific circumstances.

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