Our Family Law Attorneys Guide You Effectively Through Mediation
Life is complicated and sometimes family matters are difficult to resolve on your own. Family law mediation can be an effective, affordable solution that enables both parties to reach agreement outside of the courtroom. Wondering if you should explore mediation for your unresolved family issue? The New Jersey family law attorneys at Lomurro Law are knowledgeable and experienced in mediation practices and have more than 130 years of combined experience helping couples and families.
What Is Family Mediation?
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution. Both parties in the dispute meet with a neutral third-party mediator who facilitates the negotiation and helps both parties work towards reaching an agreement. Family law mediation is an attractive alternative to bringing your family issue before a judge in a courtroom, and can be more cost-effective and timely. Family law mediation may be used for any of the following family matters and more:
- Divorce (before, during, and after proceedings)
- Property issues
- Child support
- Child custody
- Spousal support
It is important to note that, unlike in an arbitration, the neutral party in a mediation is not involved in any decision-making.
Is Family Law Mediation Right For Me?
Sometimes – no matter how hard you try – you just cannot agree with family members over a particular matter. When you have hit the proverbial brick wall in your ability to resolve a dispute, mediation may pave the way to a solution.
The goal of medication is for the parties involved to come together to try and work out a mutually satisfactory solution to their problem. Mediation is voluntary and confidential. In order for mediation to be successful, the parties must agree to participate in discussion. Mediators encourage communication, discourage intimidating behavior, and consider emotional factors that come into play when family members try to reach an agreement.
Because the mediator has no role in imposing a decision and no decision will be made unless the parties agree, there is often a greater degree of cooperation on both sides towards reaching a resolution. Mediation can be an effective form of conflict resolution even when emotions run high and there is anger and resentment.
Experienced New Jersey Family Law Mediators
When you are having difficulty resolving a family matter, mediation can be an effective solution. It is appealing to many because it provides a mechanism for resolving a dispute without going to court to reach an agreement. If you are deciding whether mediation is right for you, let us help. The family law attorneys at Lomurro Law have a combined 130 years’ experience helping New Jersey couples and families through mediation pertaining to divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and other family matters. Lomurro Law is located in Freehold. Contact our office today to discuss your situation at 732-482-9285 or online.