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What is Mediation?

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 the Court decide for you.

How does Mediation Work?

Mediation allows the parties to explore options for settlement of their marital disputes in a caring, non-adversarial setting. Impartial accredited mediators help both of you explore all the options, look for creative solutions that stand the test of time and help you reach your own agreement that is memorialized in a Memorandum of Understanding. The open and free exchange of information allows the parties to negotiate feeling confident that the ultimate agreement is fair and equitable.

The couple is then ready for lawyers to review the Memorandum of Understanding, prepare the Marital Settlement Agreement and file the necessary documents with the Court for an uncontested divorce.

How can we assist with the Mediation Process?

Ms. Carney is a compassionate legal professional who is well versed in the law governing divorce in New Jersey. She is dedicated to helping parties reach fair and reasonable agreements through mediation. This alternative approach enables parties to control the outcome and drastically reduces the financial and emotional cost associated with adversarial proceedings. Ms. Carney is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and understands the emotional and financial stress clients face during the divorce process. She understands the importance of concentrating on the best interests of the divorcing couple and their children so that the family transitions through this difficult time smoothly.

Benefits of Mediation:

  • Encourages cooperation and reduces conflict between the parties.
  • Reduces emotional turmoil and stress associated with disputes.
  • Enables parties to reach their own negotiated agreement in a sensible and dignified manner.
  • Offers a relaxed, non-confrontational setting to resolve disputes.
  • Encourages innovative solutions.
  • Allows the parties to control the timing and the outcome rather than the Court.
  • Reach agreement in a private, cooperative setting.
  • Saves time and money, avoiding the stress of lengthy, costly litigation.
  • Allows the parties to retain control and decide what is best for their families.
  • Why use Accredited Attorney Mediators?

  • To work with professionals who are experienced family law mediators.
  • To identify important issues that affect the parties’ futures.
  • To encourage open, honest and respectful communication between the parties.
  • To provide individualized attention to the parties and their particular needs.
  • To discuss various options available to the parties.
  • To help guide the parties toward a fair and sensible agreement.
  • To provide the parties with innovative solutions to difficult issues.
  • Use Family and Divorce Mediation to Resolve...

  • Separation and Divorce Issues
  • Child Custody and Parenting Issues
  • Support/Alimony Disputes
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Post Divorce Conflicts
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Stepfamily Issues
  • Financial Issues
  • Ms. Carney is:






    by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

    and readily available to meet with the parties.

    and understands that the parties may be under extreme emotional and financial stress.

    and will help the parties identify important issues and find creative solutions.

    because Mediation will cost only a fraction of the cost of traditional litigation.

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    Take The Next Step

    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.