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.
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.
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.
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.
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.