Mediation involves both people involved sitting in the same room, face to face, directly talking with one another and working out all the issues of their divorce. Well, if the couple could do that then they probably would not be getting divorced. That is where the mediator comes in. The mediator acts as a neutral third party facilitator. The mediator redirects the conversation when the couple gets stuck in the same old argument, can give examples of what other couples have done with similar situations to help the couple brainstorm, can calculate child support numbers and write up a document reflecting the agreements reached in mediation.
All of this can be done via lawyers as well. However, with lawyers it would be wife talking to her lawyer, who talks to husband’s lawyer, who talks to husband. Husband responds to his lawyer, his lawyer responds to wife’s lawyer who responds to wife. And so on and so on. My head is spinning just from typing that, let alone actually living it.
All it takes is a phone call to see if mediation might be a better path for you to take to divorce.
For more information about Divorce Mediation contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org