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Discover How Mediation Can Lead To A Beneficial Resolution To Your Case
The attorneys at Lomurro Law engage extensively in alternative dispute resolution matters including arbitration and mediation. Many of the cases our attorneys handle have resulted in successful resolutions without the need for a full trial. Nearly any type of legal conflict can be addressed through mediation if both parties are willing to pursue alternatives to court. Whether you and your spouse are seeking an amicable divorce, you have a dispute with a contractor you’ve hired, or your business is dissolving, we’re ready to help you negotiate and reach a mutually beneficial agreement without the time and expense of a trial.
What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
New Jersey law defines mediation, also known as alternative dispute resolution, as an informal process conducted by a neutral third party designed to allow each party the opportunity to discuss their issues and reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator must remain impartial and does not issue opinions or make decisions regarding the issues in conflict. Each party to the mediation must discuss and reach an agreement on their own under the management and moderation of the mediator.
At Lomurro Law, we have three attorneys, Richard Sevrin, William M. Schreiber and Bettina Munson, with extensive mediation and arbitration experience, in addition to Honorable Norman J. Peer and Honorable Barnett Hoffman, retired Superior Court Judges, and John Kaye, a former Monmouth County prosecutor. Almost any type of legal dispute is eligible for mediation. Our team has significant experience mediating disputes involving:
- Family law conflicts such as divorce, child custody and support, alimony and division of assets
- Collaborative law
- Business associations, including dissolution and acquisitions and mergers
- Construction contracts
- Personal Injury, medical malpractice and product liability
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
Mediation is designed to provide the parties an open forum to discuss conflicts and reach a mutually satisfying resolution without the time and expense of multiple court hearings and a trial. By its very nature, it is meant to be a less adversarial process that fosters communication and cooperation. Taking a case to trial involves a significant amount of time and money, and must be undertaken according to the court’s schedule. Conversely, mediation may be conducted at both party’s earliest convenience. During mediation, each party has the right to be accompanied by an attorney. The details of mediation are also confidential, and neither the parties involved in the dispute nor the mediator is permitted to discuss what is said. If at the conclusion of mediation, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the dispute may still be pursued in court.
Contact Our Acclaimed Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys For Mediation Assistance
The mediation attorneys at Lomurro Law are well-known for their expertise throughout New Jersey because of their long-standing relationship with the court system and well-regarded reputation in the community. If you think your legal dispute may be a good fit for mediation or have questions about the process, call 732-482-9285 or contact us online to discuss your case.