Divorce is difficult. Making major financial and parenting decisions while mentally, emotionally, and financially compromised can be a recipe for disaster. But more and more families in New Jersey are turning to mediation for a more family-friendly alternative.
Mediation can be an excellent choice for couples who need to separate but desire an active and cooperative co-parenting relationship. Finding an unbiased mediator who you can trust, can help facilitate trust throughout the divorce process. Couples who come out the other side can transform their relationship into one of mutual respect. This is not only healthy for the couple, but extremely beneficial for the children as well.
Rave and Roulhac help couples stay focused on the needs of the children while determining how to share time with the children and distribute financial assets. Our goal is to help couples transition into a working relationship where they can continue to work together to raise their children in strength and love. We strive to assist couples in designing an equitable distribution of assets such that each can maintain an individual household.
Most of our clients have never gone through a divorce before and have a ton of questions. We offer a free half hour consultation to help alleviate concerns and provide information so that you can make an informed decision on how best to move forward for your family.
Where do we go from here?
Making a Case for Mediation
Mediation is not binding. It's a discussion and a starting point. Nothing is legally agreed to and you can change your mind.
Mediation is confidential and cannot be used against you if you decide to litigate. Whatever is discussed is done so in confidence, not recorded, not binding.
You can maintain attorney representation throughout the mediation process. Mediation takes several sessions to move through all the items. Parties can consult with their attorneys throughout the process: before, during and after mediation sessions.
Nothing is filed in court until mediation is complete and the memorandum of understanding is reviewed by an attorney and turned into a marriage settlement agreement. You do not sign binding legal agreements with a mediator.
Your mediator provides a safe, unbiased, and level platform for discussions to take place. The mediator provides a framework and process so that things are equitably discussed and equitably decided.
You can stop at any time. Your mediator can go as fast or as slow as you are comfortable with. If it’s not working, you can stop or pause the process.
Most divorces end up in mediation anyway. If you decide to litigate, chances are the judge will still send you to mediation. Save the time and money by just going straight to mediation.
In mediation, you make the decisions, not a judge who doesn’t know you or your situation. You have the power to say yes or no, design a parenting plan and financial distribution plan that works for your unique situation, and design your own divorce agreement.
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