For many couples, the decision to divorce is merely the first painful step in a long and arduous process filled with countless arguments and court battles. Fortunately, there are other legal options available besides traditional divorce litigation that can make this process easier on both you and your family ― namely, divorce mediation.

If you have questions about divorce mediation, including whether it is the best option for your divorce, contact the dedicated legal professionals at DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinski, P.A. With nearly 15 years of experience, attorney Patricia A. Dulinski can help explain your legal alternatives and guide you through the divorce mediation process. She is also a court-appointed mediator, meaning she understands the mediation process inside and out.

To schedule a FREE initial consultation with an experienced divorce mediation lawyer in Westfield, call DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinski, P.A., at 908-233-6700, or reach out to us online. We serve clients throughout New Jersey, including those in Union, Middlesex and Essex counties.

Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

In recent years, there has been a real push to promote the use of divorce mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and for good reason. In fact, there are several key advantages to divorce mediation, particularly when compared to traditional divorce proceedings. These advantages include:

  • Flexibility and control: While judges make the decisions during traditional divorce proceedings, this is not the case with mediation. In fact, mediation gives you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse an opportunity to resolve all divorce-related matters by yourselves, including issues such as child custody and parenting time, property division and spousal support/alimony, just to name few.
  • Cost-effective: If you and your spouse are able to reach a divorce settlement using mediation or some other form of dispute resolution, you can save money by preventing the costly litigation process that would otherwise be necessary.
  • Quicker: Similarly, if the two of you are able to settle your issues through divorce mediation, you can avoid lengthy court battles, which can sometimes last for months or even years.
  • Shields children: Divorce mediation often allows you to resolve your divorce-related issues without having to put your children in the middle, thereby protecting them from unnecessary stress and conflict. Quite simply, divorce is much easier on children if the parents are able to work together.

For many couples, divorce mediation gives them the best, most effective way to resolve matrimonial matters. After all, no one knows what is best for you and your family better than you, so you should certainly be involved in the decision-making process.