There is a less stressful, less expensive, faster way to develop a separation agreement or get divorced. It is called divorce mediation. Divorce mediation involves both spouses meeting together with a neutral mediator to address all of the issues in your separation/divorce agreement. These issues are a parenting plan, division of your assets and debts, child support and spousal support (alimony).
A parenting plan addresses all the details about your children. Where are they spending their time on a day-to-day basis, special occasions, holidays, vacations? What extra-curricular activities are they doing and who is paying for them? Are they being raised in a particular religion? What if one parent needs to move far away? What school will they attend?
The division of your marital assets and debts are the money questions. What is happening with the house, retirement funds, bank accounts, cars, investments, credit card debt, student loans, etc. We help you lay out your portfolio and then allocate when, how and who is getting what.
For child support in New Jersey, both parents have the obligation to provide financial support to their children. There is a child support formula. We can help you by entering the various factors into the formula and letting you know the minimum amount of expected support one parent will pay the other.
Spousal support can be one of the most contentious topics in a divorce. But in mediation, clients are aware that there is some and give and take in all areas, including alimony. The mediator may encourage you to consult with an attorney about this topic so you can be prepared with knowledge about the law and have a realistic expectation when discussing spousal support in mediation. We find that couples who have a reasonable understanding of their position are able to easily reach an agreement about this potentially difficult issue.
The expert mediators at Westfield Mediation, LLC, specialize only in divorce mediation. It is all we do and all we have done since 2011. We have the knowledge and experience to help you have a new normal in 2023.
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.