Most couples who utilize divorce mediation have reached an amicable divorce agreement. They do not want the hassle of filling out forms and jumping through all of these hoops to get divorced. They have already done the serious part of making the decisions about the kids and dividing up the assets and debts. At Westfield Mediation, our divorce mediators can recommend review attorneys who in addition to informing you of your legal rights during the divorce and accompanying you to court, can help with all of the paperwork and serving and answering of the complaint.
If you want to do the paperwork yourself, you can seek assistance at the courthouse from the courthouse ombudsmen, attend a free divorce seminar provided by the courts like this one https://www.njcourts.gov/public/assets/ombuds/2019/divsem_eng.pdf?c=wAU or this one https://www.njcourts.gov/public/assets/ombuds/2018/divorceworkshopflyer.pdf?c=47P. You can get a divorce kit from Legal Services of New Jersey for a small fee and it includes all the forms. https://checkout.lsnj.org/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-categories-listing/product/1-divorce-in-new-jersey-a-self-help-guide-pdf-edition-for-individual-users-with-forms
But there is no way around it. No completed forms means no completed divorce. The forms must be done.
For more information on divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, M. Ed., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at Westfield Mediation, LLC at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at email@example.com.