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Divorce Mediation for Couples not in Good Faith

Seasoned NJ Divorce Mediation Attorneys

When it comes to divorce mediation, it is not a requirement for you both to be getting along. However, you both should be willing to negotiate in good faith and willing to compromise with each other respectfully. Divorce is a highly emotional subject and it is common for both parties to not be concerned about their ex-spouse’s well-being. This is where the job of an experienced divorce mediator comes into play. A good divorce mediator will change the dynamics of the negotiations and help stimulate respectful, quick communication between both parties. After that, as long as both parties can come to an understanding and are willing to give and take a little, an equitable settlement can be reached.

If you are looking for divorce mediation and are concerned about complications during negotiations, having a compassionate yet tough New Jersey divorce mediator is a worthwhile investment. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of experienced, tenacious Atlantic City divorce mediation lawyers are there to help with the negotiations between you and your spouse, and will fight to get a settlement you both can agree on. Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation and to see what our law firm can do for you at 732-383-6242.

Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements in New Jersey Mediation

New Jersey Prenuptial & Post-nuptial Mediation Attorneys

Mediation is not just restricted to divorce negotiations. Some couples will utilize mediation to help in constructing their prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements. This will help couples work out the specifics in their assets and responsibilities before or after they get married. This helps the “tone” of the marriage be set in some cases, allowing both parties to work together, make decisions and reach agreements. It puts both parties in control and help prevent a possible fight, while getting what they both want. Rather than forcing the other party to sign the prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement with an attorney, more couples are choosing to work with a mediator to make those decisions regarding their assets together.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our experienced, professional mediators can help with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreement mediation for any couples seeking counsel in New Jersey. Feel free to give our law firm a call using our free initial consultation to speak with one of our highly skilled Jersey City mediators at 732-383-6242.

Negotiating Your Own New Jersey Divorce

Professional New Jersey Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Even though divorce mediation seems like a simple task that can be handled between you and your spouse, especially if you are both agreeable and understanding of one another, one should still not negotiate their own divorce. Why? Just like with any other legal situation, having a professional New Jersey dispute resolution attorney will protect both parties while going forward with their mediation. An example of how handling your own divorce mediation is not the best idea, is how there is a lack of a third party. This allows one party to claim “dominance” and literally control the entire negotiation process, making it unfair to the other party. The dominant spouse could control a majority of the information and use it in his or her favor. This can lead to arguments between both parties, which allows emotions to run high and more than likely hinder any possible future negotiations.

Furthermore, no matter how much information you review on the Internet, you cannot possibly replace the experience of a New Jersey divorce lawyer or divorce mediator. You have to realize that you don’t know what you are doing even if your case is “easy”. Our lawyers have seen too many people use a divorce mill or forms of the Internet to get a cheap divorce only to have that blow up in their face down the road. These messes can be costly to clean up. Remember, its always easier (and cheaper) to avoid a mess than it is to clean it up.

Having an experienced New Jersey divorce mediator handle the negotiations helps keep the focus on the bigger issues and helps protect both parties. This helps neither party become dominant in the negotiations and allows both parties to say their piece and express their concerns and needs. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has multiple offices throughout New Jersey and has highly skilled and compassionate divorce mediators to help in your dispute resolution matters. If you are looking to divorce through mediation, call our law firm anytime, even on nights and weekends, for a free initial consultation with an Elizabeth dispute resolution attorney at 732-383-6242.

Timing is Everything in NJ Divorce Mediation

New Jersey Dispute Resolution Attorneys

With all the benefits of dealing with divorce through mediation, people sometimes wonder if they should just jump in head first right into the mediation process. However, this is not always the wisest idea. While it does happen from time to time, it is very rare that both the husband and the wife are in complete agreement of ending the marriage and are ready to move forward towards achieving resolution. Most of the time, the choice of divorce is one-sided, leaving the other party confused, blind-sided and possibly frustrated with the situation. Doing a divorce mediation at this time would be unwise, as both parties are not in a state of compromise and understanding. It would be advisable to give some time before the process of mediation is initiated so that the fact that the marriage is ending has sunk in with all involved. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our law firm of experienced, professional New Jersey dispute resolution attorneys will take a deep look at your divorce case and let you know when and if mediation should occur. Speak with one of our Middlesex County divorce mediation lawyers today with a free initial consultation at 732-383-6242.