Especially for those who have no experience with it, divorce mediation or child custody mediation outside the context of divorce can be a daunting prospect. In light of that, some people may wonder what exactly they should bring to their mediation and how they should prepare for it.
Many of the previous posts on this blog have discussed how Marlton, New Jersey, couples often try and may even be ordered to try mediation when they are having a custody or parenting time dispute.
As this blog has discussed before, divorce mediation is an option for Marlton, New Jersey, residents who want to take an alternative route to litigating a family law issue. While not suitable for all cases, the process of mediation offers several advantages to a couple trying to solve problems related to custody, support or other family law issues.
In a previous post, this blog described what a guardian ad litem is and what role this court officer plays in a child custody case.
As this blog has discussed previously, there are some situations in which it is best for parents and those involved in a custody dispute to admit that mediation is just not an appropriate forum in a particular case, even though divorce mediation or other forms of child custody mediation certainly have their benefits.
Some New Jersey residents may wonder how much of the talk about the benefits of child custody mediation is hype and how often mediation actually works. Others may wonder whether mediation works long-term even if a couple manages to forge together an agreement at the moment.
In addition to legal services, this law office offers mediation services to divorcing New Jersey couples or parents who need it in order to resolve their family law disputes.
Previous posts on this blog have discussed when child custody mediation might be a good idea for New Jersey parents to consider. Other posts have discussed those times in which parents might not want to pursue mediation as an option, such as when one of the parents in an upcoming divorce mediation is possibly the victim of domestic violence.
This blog has discussed in previous posts how New Jersey parents should consider mediating like child custody and support instead of just taking the matter before a judge. It is true that when parents get along, at least with respect to the raising of their children, the children do better as a result. Keeping an open mind about mediation is therefore a good thing to do.