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Sanns NJ Divorce Mediation Primer: 1. What is Mediation?


Mediation is a process where an impartial third party helps guide parties in a dispute to come to a mutually acceptable solution.  Through asking questions, gathering facts, facilitating discussion, analyzing financial data and making sure all details are covered, a mediator will guide a dissolving couple to agreements in areas of parenting, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, alimony, child support and other issues pertaining to the marriage.


Mediation is built on two foundations:  it is voluntary and both parties retain the right of self-determination.  Any party can stop at any time.  Plus, mediation is confidential.  Any information divulged and used during the mediation cannot be used for any other purpose outside of mediation.


Mediators are not judges or arbitrators.  Mediators do not make decisions for the parties. Only the parties make decisions for themselves.  The parties always retain the right to agree or disagree to various elements. Mediators do not give legal advice.  Mediators are not therapists nor counselors.


The parties lose no rights by going through mediation.  If no agreement is reached, litigation is still available to the parties and everything said in mediation is confidential.  Through the mediation process, the parties always have access to legal advice from their attorney, as well as access to any other professionals that are needed.  In fact, 99% of divorce cases in NJ are not ultimately heard by a judge, but the costs of using the court and paying attorneys for everything are still the same.


Litigating a divorce is akin to a war.  Every war has its casualties and high costs.  In every war, both sides suffer damage and injuries.  If there are children involved, they tend to become collateral damage.  Mediation avoids all of this.


Sanns NJ Divorce Mediation Primer: 2. The Benefits of Mediation





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