Choosing a Mediator and Why Choose Marvin

There are many mediators available for you to choose from.  Where I differentiate myself is by giving convenient and professional mediation services to my clients.

What should you look for when you choose a mediator?  The qualifications of a mediator should be where you start.  The best proxy for mediator quality is mediator training and experience as a mediator.  These are questions you should ask of every mediator:

  • How much experience does the mediator have (years and cases)?
  • Is mediation the primary business of the mediator?
  • Does the mediator practice in the subject area that you require (i.e. divorce vs. commercial)?
  • What style of mediation does the mediator primarily use (facilitative, evaluative or transformative)?
  • How can the mediator help you achieve your goals?
  • Where did the mediator receive their training and what type of training was it?
  • Is the mediator accredited by a reputable organization?
  • Is the mediator a member of and active in professional mediation and conflict resolution groups?
  • Is the mediator listed on a court roster or other rosters?
  • Does the mediator have convenient hours and location(s)?

Beyond these items, you should also feel comfortable with the mediator on a personal level.  After all, this is a person you will be having frank conversations with and divulging personal information to.


Why use Sanns Mediation and Marvin the Mediator?

  • He is an Accredited Professional Mediator as granted by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the only statewide organization who accredits mediators.Marvin Schuldiner, MBA, APM
  • Marvin has the highest quality of training, from New York University, Hofstra Law School and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.
    • Training included supervised, hands-on mediation of real cases
  • The primary business of Sanns ADR Services is neutral services (mediation and arbitration). Marvin is a full-time neutral.
  • As a trainer, teacher and mentor, Marvin trains dozens of mediation students each year.
  • Marvin largely uses a facilitative style of mediation, but can adjust to other styles as each client requires
  • Marvin is a leader in the mediation community and actively involved in the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) on many levels.
    • He presses mediator quality initiatives forward to improve the quality of all NJ mediators
  • Marvin is a member of the roster of mediators for Superior Court in NJ
  • Sanns and Marvin brings convenience to clients:
    • Mediations can be held at your home, office or mine (depending on conditions)
    • Offices located around the state and country — bringing the mediator to you
    • Accepting credit cards for flexible payments
    • Flat fee arrangements available
    • Night and weekend hours available to work around your busy work and life schedule

Contact Sanns Mediation Now

For questions or to get started, contact Marvin at Sanns Mediation.

Mediation Quick Facts:

  • A mediated divorce often costs less than 1/3rd of a litigated divorce
  • Mediation can finalize a divorce in much less time than litigation -- months versus years
  • You lose none of your rights by mediating
  • Mediation is confidential
  • Make decisions about your future for yourself
  • Parties are more satisfied with terms they agree to in mediation than terms imposed by a court
  • Agreements obtained through mediation are far less likely to end up back in court
  • Mediation is a forward-looking process (where do you go from here)
  • Mediation can be used to resolve many types of disputes, including the dissolutions of gay and lesbian (same-sex) relationships, civil unions, domestic partnerships and commercial and community disputes
  • Mediation allows you to get on with your life more quickly