Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

Resolving Family Law Issues Through Mediation

Family law issues do not always have to be adversarial. Mediation has become an increasingly popular option for resolving disputes between couples who are still able to communicate with one another. This process is often less expensive, less time-consuming and less contentious than arguing over issues in a courtroom. The attorneys at the law firm of Laemers, Murphy & Neggia, LLC, are all experienced mediators who can help determine whether this process is the right option for you.

Reaching An Agreement On Your Terms

In the mediation process, a mediator acts as a neutral third party to help couples reach a mutual decision regarding a family law issue. This process is most often used for divorce proceedings, although it can also be used for prenuptial negotiations and to reach child custody determinations for unmarried parents. Mediation proceedings are private and confidential, allowing you to discuss your issues openly while giving you the power to make your own decisions.

These proceedings are usually conducted in the mediator’s office and may require one or multiple sessions. The role of the mediator is to help the parties identify the issues that need to be resolved, what type of information is required to work toward a resolution and to aid the parties in negotiating an agreement. If the parties fail to reach an agreement in mediation, they may pursue a resolution through traditional litigation.

Contact Us For Help With Alternative Dispute Resolution

To learn more about the mediation process and whether this might be the right fit for you, schedule a consultation with our lawyers by calling 973-383-7600. You may also contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. From our office in Newton, we represent clients throughout Sussex County and surrounding areas of New Jersey.