Getting a divorce in New Jersey through the courts is a much longer, and more expensive, process than it used to be. The New Jersey court system is growing increasingly back-logged so that if you file for divorce today, it may be years and tens of thousands of dollars before you get in front of a judge for a trial.
Fortunately, in New Jersey, there are two alternatives that allow you to get your divorce finalized outside of the courts without having to wait for your turn in a years long line of divorce cases that were filed before yours: arbitration and mediation.
What is Divorce Arbitration?
Divorce arbitration is a faster, more streamlined alternative to resolve your divorce without waiting for your turn in a years long line of divorce cases that were filed before yours. You cannot be forced into Arbitration. It is a voluntary process which resolves disputes identified by the parties and their attorneys.
The decision on each issue is given by the arbitrator. You can choose to arbitrate all or a limited number of disputed issues in your family law case. Read more.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) where a mediator acts as a neutral third party to assist the parties with reaching an agreement. The mediator is typically an experienced attorney with knowledge of family law.
Mediation is confidential and not binding until an agreement is written and signed by everyone. Read more.
Complicated cases are appropriate for mediation or arbitration, without waiting years to get divorced in the back-logged family courts in New Jersey.
If you think mediation or arbitration are right for you, training and experience matters so be sure to hire a mediator or arbitrator with knowledge and experience.
Family Law Attorney Dina Mikulka is a trained mediator, trained collaborative divorce practitioner and arbitrator who can help you resolve your divorce quickly and cost-effectively.
Morris Downing & Sherred family law attorney, Dina Mikulka, is a trained divorce trained mediator and arbitrator, certified matrimonial law attorney and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is ready to help resolve your divorce. Ms. Mikulka has been a family lawyer with 20 years of experience in all aspects of family law.
Contact us now to learn more at 973-383-2700.