Divorce is an emotional and stressful process for the entire family. Divorce mediation is an informal process with a neutral third party in which disagreements are discussed, resolved and a way forward is agreed upon. It is a gentler, faster and significantly less expensive alternative to a litigated divorce. The Mediator guides the parties to identify the issues, identify the options and help the parties decide which options work best for them. The Mediator will put all of this in a written Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") that will be submitted to the Court by your our lawyers as a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA" or "PSA") and made into a legally binding agreement. Essentially, in mediation we help a couple write the terms of their own divorce. During your divorce mediation process, we’ll help you make decisions about:
-Property Division & Equitable Distribution: Decide how to distribute your assets and liabilities, including your home, businesses, pensions, retirement and other investments and division of debt.
-Child Custody: Form a parenting plan and make decisions about child support, legal child custody and physical custody, educational expense after divorce, and other expenses such as camp, activities, vacation and travel.
-Alimony and Spousal Support: Discuss the amount and tax implications of alimony when your alimony ends.
-Other issues: Pets; adult children; grandparent visitation; special needs; and health issues
Mediation is far less expensive than the costs of adversarial litigation. You are free to set the pace of the process. While the vast majority of people that begin the process with us complete the process in a short amount of time, you are free to stop at any time for any reason and continue when you are ready. All of this would be in a written, signed mediation agreement.
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*Scott W. Orr, Esq. has been named as one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation for 2019 by Bergen Magazine. The Bergen’s Top Lawyers list is based on a peer-reviewed survey conducted by DataJoe Research of Boulder, Colorado. Attorneys throughout the County were asked to select peers whom they deem are best within their practice areas and whom they would seek out for particular legal needs. This website should be construed as attorney advertising. It is designed for general information purposes only. The information contained in this site should not be considered as formal legal advice nor construed as the formation of an attorney/client relationship. Prior results do not guaranty a similar outcome.