Each situation is unique and requires a plan that takes into account the needs and goals of the individual as well as those of the entire family. Ms. Carney will discuss your individual options and help you to make an informed decision about which process is best suited for your circumstances.
Collaborative divorce is an alternative dispute resolution process that combines the benefits of mediation with the security of focused representation by collaboratively trained counsel for each party. The approach emphasizes negotiation and settlement by encouraging the parties to exercise the right of self-determination to reach an amicable settlement.
Mediation is a court-approved process in which a trained mediator plays a neutral role in assisting, facilitating and encouraging parties to reach an agreement. In a relaxed environment, you and your spouse are encouraged by a skilled mediator to resolve your own disputes. You make your own decisions with the help of an impartial third party. You decide what is best for you and your family, rather than having attorneys or the Court decide for you.
Ms. Carney is committed to obtaining the best possible results when mediation and collaborative divorce are not appropriate options. Cooperative divorce is a divorce process in which both parties enter the process with the reasoned expectation of settlement. Much like collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce fosters a framework of efficiency and cooperation.
Contact our office at 973-425-9001 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation to determine whether this approach is appropriate for you or whether another alternative dispute resolution method is better suited to your particular needs and circumstances. Patricia E. Carney.Esq. can provide you with the information necessary for you to make an informed decision about what is best for you and your family.