One of the first things people think when they hear that they will likely go through mediation for their divorce is, "No way."
If you are getting divorced, then money can be a major concern for you. You might be scared about how you support yourself after the divorce or worried that you will have to pay spousal support to your ex.
Most people do not resolve family legal matters like child custody and divorce alone. They work with a number of parties to help them understand their rights and fight for a fair resolution. Two of the parties often involved are a mediator and an attorney.
Marriages end for any number of reasons. Sometimes one specific reason like infidelity is to blame; other times, there are many issues causing the breakdown of the relationship. In either situation, divorce can be inevitable.
People have a number of misconceptions about the legal system, particularly when it comes to divorce and other family law matters. Too often, people see highly sensationalized stories that create false expectations and understandings of the process.
Getting divorced is rarely an event that only affects the two people who are ending their marriage. There may be countless people touched by such an event, including your family members, kids and network of friends.
Divorce is a difficult, painful process. At some point during the process, people often get frustrated and just want it to be over so they can move forward. Further, as this article notes, delays during your divorce can only serve to make matters worse.
Most exes probably won't ever want to be in the same room again after a divorce, let alone pose for a picture together. However, a trend is emerging on social media that shows divorced couples smiling for selfies together and celebrating their divorce as a positive move toward a better future.
Spouses decide to divorce for various reasons and while making the decision to end a marriage is never easy, it's often truly the best option for all involved parties. While television programs and movies often portray divorcing spouses as being out for blood and divorce as an acrimonious process, in reality, a large percentage of divorcing spouses care about and respect one another. For these couples, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution provide a favorable alternative to the traditional divorce process.
As an Accredited Professional Mediator in the state of New Jersey, oftentimes when I meet with people for the first time they are wondering about how to have a successful Divorce Mediation or if they are even appropriate candidates for Divorce Mediation. The answer is simple: With the exception of cases involving Domestic Violence or a total lack of trust or fear of intimidation, your NJ divorce case is absolutely appropriate for Divorce Mediation if you are both open to trying this form of alternate dispute resolution.