Divorce by way of mediation is without question the most civilized way to go through the divorce process. Divorce mediation is a safe place for the parties wherein they are assured of confidentiality and they are empowered with the ability of self-determination as it relates to their capability to craft the settlement terms that they both feel are appropriate. The divorce mediator acts as a facilitator using his or her skill set in both identifying the issues in dispute as well as suggesting potential resolutions to those issues. The mediator guides the parties gently through the process and ensures that the parties address all issues that need to be discussed.
Divorce mediation is an interactive process where the parties in conjunction with the mediator go through the various issues that need to be handled. The issues that need to be discussed include those involving the custody and care of the children as well as the financial issues such as the equitable distribution of their assets and whether or not alimony is appropriate to be awarded. One of the major differences between a divorce that proceeds by way of mediation and a contested divorce through the courts is that mediation empowers the parties to have complete control over the process. No agreements can be reached in mediation unless both parties agree to same . In a contested divorce as the parties are unable to agree to a resolution, one is imposed upon them by a third party, that being the Judge.
If you have any questions relative to the divorce mediation process please feel free to contact Vincent DeLuca Esquire of the Villani and DeLuca law firm . Mr DeLuca has mediated hundreds of cases successfully and devotes the majority of his a practice to mediation. Mr DeLuca is routinely appointed by the courts throughout New Jersey to assist in mediating the most difficult cases . Mr DeLuca can be reached at (732) 709-7757 .