Would you be surprised to learn that it is often possible to resolve divorce issues in a day? While it is true that this is definitely not always the case, if you and your spouse are able to engage in peaceful discussion and are both willing to cooperate and compromise, as necessary to achieve an amicable agreement, there is no reason you must endure a long, drawn-out process in court. Others in New Jersey have used mediation as a productive means of settling their divorces in a swift and economically feasible manner.

A typical mediation setting includes spouses sitting in separate rooms, so that they may each speak freely but privately to the meeting facilitator. The mediator’s job is to help you and your soon-to-be ex work through conflicts and devise solutions without having to battle things out in court. After you come up with a settlement plan, a judge will review (and hopefully approve) your agreement, in which case, you can finalize your divorce.

Many people choose this option because it tends to be less expensive than the alternative. However, another good thing about mediation is that you can change course if it is not working the way you’d hoped. In such cases, you would simply need to formally request litigation whereby your entire case would be transferred to court, where the judge overseeing your case would make decisions regarding child custody, property division and any other pertinent matters.

At Cipriano Law Offices, P.C., in New Jersey, an experienced legal team is fully equipped to address all aspects of mediation or litigation in divorce. If your main goals are to save time and money, you may want to learn more about how to negotiate a settlement outside a courtroom. By entrusting an attorney who has experience in both realms, you can be confident that you will have strong support to protect your rights and best interests as you move toward a new lifestyle.