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In New Jersey, mediation is one of the methods used to resolve divorce cases while avoiding the litigation process. Individuals utilizing mediation can drastically reduce he amount of time and resources spent in litigation. The mediation process involves a neutral third party (typically an attorney) who assists the individual with the ongoing legal issues.
As a result, mediation is a fair, neutral process in which the mediator is an objective third-party and has no personal interest in the outcome beyond assisting the parties to reach an amicable settlement.
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Q: What is mediation?
A: Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which an impartial third party (the mediator) facilitates negotiations among the parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable settlement.
Q: Is there a distinction between mediation and arbitration?
A: One major distinction between mediation and arbitration is that, unlike an arbitrator, a mediator does not make a decision about the outcome of the case. The parties control the process and settlement. Both parties, with the assistance of their attorneys work toward a solution with which they are comfortable.
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Q: Are there benefits of mediation?
A: The benefits of mediation include confidentiality of the proceedings and the opportunity for the parties to create their own mutually acceptable agreement. The parties take an active role in resolving their own disputes. In most instances, mediation saves the parties time and money.
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The purpose of mediation:
While the purpose of mediation is not to decide who is right or wrong. Rather, the purpose of mediation is to give the parties an opportunity to settle issues including:
- child support
- child custody
- parenting time
- clear up misunderstanding
- express feelings and diffuse anger
- determine underlying interests or concerns
- equitable distribution of all assets and liabilities
- find areas of agreement and ultimately incorporate these areas into solutions devised by the parties themselves
Is New Jersey Mediation Non-binding?
New Jersey Mediation is non-binding, unlike a judge the mediator does not make any decisions. Instead the mediator facilitates appropriate conversation between the disagreeable parties so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached.
Mediation communication is not subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in any subsequent proceeding except as provided by the New Jersey Uniform Mediation Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:23C-1 to -13.
However, a party may establish the substance of the mediation communication in any such proceeding by independent evidence.
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