Many decisions need to be made when getting a divorce. Some of them seem relatively straight forward, like I’ll keep my car and you keep your car. And some of them much more complex. But all of these decisions need to be made. We find that most people in mediation actually agree about most things. There are usually only one or two sticking points that require some give and take by both parties. However, if you are unable to make any decisions on your own, a possible next step is to use a divorce attorney who would advocate for your best interests.
Divorce mediation at Westfield Mediation helps you take control of the process. You are able to make these important decisions for your future. But you also have to be reasonable. You cannot expect to walk away with extreme excess of what would happen if you went to court and had a trial. For example, you won’t budge and want 100% of the parenting time, when the starting point is generally 50%-50% parenting time. During mediation you may compromise to 70%-30% of parenting time, which is less than your ideal but still way more than a judge might apply. You are still allowed to have all the feelings when participating in divorce mediation, but you also have to be able to make important decisions while feeling them.
For more information on divorce and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.