Union, New Jersey divorce attorney John B. D’Alessandro has experience representing people who are going through divorce mediation. Mediation can be preferable to the traditional adversarial court process, especially in a divorce. Using mediation in a divorce can have all of the following advantages: it can help to preserve the family’s harmony; it can protect children from conflict and stress; it is confidential; it is time and cost effective; and it can offer solutions that may not be available in traditional court rulings. To achieve success through mediation, you need an attorney who understands mediation to represent you and guide you through the process. Contact John B. D’Alessandro, an experienced attorney who can help you through your divorce and divorce mediation.
Mediation Helps Couples Resolve Disagreements on Divorce Issues
Mediation is an alternative way of resolving disputes. Mediation can result in a legally binding agreement that is the most beneficial solution for all the parties involved. The process involves a neutral third person who will guide the parties in coming to an agreement through a guided negotiation process. This third party may be a former judge or a counselor. The focus in a mediation is cooperative problem solving, where everyone works together to come to an agreement that everyone is content with.
Mediation Preserves Family Harmony and Can Be Better for Children
Cooperative problem solving focuses on preserving the relationships between the parties involved. A mediation in a divorce can be beneficial because the process does not encourage fighting; rather, it encourages a couple to come to a cordial agreement that preserves family harmony. This can reduce the stress on the whole family, especially children. Children also benefit from divorce mediation because they can avoid the stress of a court battle for custody. In the traditional court setting, the process may require your children to go through interviews with experts and testify in court. Children in a traditional court setting are also subjected to watching their parents go through an adversarial proceeding. The cooperative process of conflict resolution used in mediation can spare children from being in the middle of an adversarial environment and reduce the stress placed on them.
Mediation is Confidential
The traditional court process is a matter of public record. Everything discussed in court is open to the general public. However, mediation is completely confidential. Everything discussed in mediation is private and protected from exposure to the public eye. This allows you to keep your private family information completely private.
A Flexible Process With Flexible Solutions That May Be Unavailable in Court
Mediation sessions can be held outside of the traditional court hours. It is possible for mediation to occur at times that work better for you and your family’s schedule. Mediation can also result in agreements that are not always available in court. Because an agreement is formed through a mediator-guided negotiation, parties are able to develop solutions to problems that a traditional court may not have available as part of the legal process. The mediation can result in creative, non-traditional solutions to conflicts that arise in a divorce because the process is not bound by the same rules of law that a traditional court must adhere to. For example, mediation can allow a family to come up with a custody sharing agreement that works around their unique situations. It is important to have an attorney who is familiar and experienced with this type of cooperative problem solving to guide you and protect your interests in divorce mediation.
The traditional court process can take a great deal of time. The traditional process involves the writing of motions, discovery, and calendaring of court days. As a result, a traditional court divorce can be a long, drawn-out process. Because divorce is such a difficult and stressful time for a family, a speedy resolution can spare a family unnecessary distress.
Contact John B. D’Alessandro Today for Experienced Legal Representation in New Jersey
A divorce is a difficult time in any family; however, mediation can be a better way to come to an agreement that is the most beneficial for everyone while preserving relationships. You need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you through this difficult time and ensure your rights are protected. In Union, Essex or Middlesex counties, please contact the Law Offices of John B. D’Alessandro in Union for help today.