Friday, January 25, 2013 • 6:27pm
“If we pretty much agree on the issues, why do need a divorce mediator?” Sometimes people find our website, read through it, and figure that they can probably handle the divorce on their own, saving time and money. The truth is, while they may have a basic plan for separating, they may not have considered all the issues. And sometimes a couple’s general agreement on broad issues masks their disagreement about the details. So once they try on their own to put together something in writing, the process breaks down.
By working with an experienced divorce mediator, you can avoid these common pitfalls. An experienced mediator will raise questions on parenting, asset distribution, child and spousal support that you may not have even considered. In fact, money spent now on a mediator may save you money down the road – you don’t want to end up having to hire an expensive attorney to clarify or modify your initial agreement.
The divorce mediation process also helps by creating a structure for reviewing the different issues, which helps you move forward to a satisfying conclusion. Without the input of a third party, many couples may get stuck in an argument, and wind up rehashing old complaints. Or at times, they procrastinate, slowing down the process and their ability to move forward with a new life. A skilled divorce mediator ensures that the couple keeps advancing toward a resolution that works for them and their families.
For more information on divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at email@example.com.
Westfield Mediation, LLC, is located in the Westfield, NJ area. The principals include Randi M. Albert, JD, and Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, both members of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.
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