Issues related to divorce are highly emotional. These emotions often create a situation where minor differences can escalate into intractable disagreements. That leads to expensive, bitter litigation that can leave both parties significantly worse off than before.
At Graziano & Flynn, P.C., in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we strive to help put our clients in a position where divorce disputes can be resolved through divorce mediation. When circumstances warrant, we encourage our clients to work issues out for themselves, with the help of attorneys, in order to stay out of court. Through mediation and negotiation, parties can retain control over their own future and their children’s future as well, rather than leave it up to a judge.
Many people believe that mediation is only appropriate in situations where there are no outstanding areas of contention. While divorce mediation is not appropriate in all situations, it is an effective tool for crafting mutually agreeable divorce settlements in many circumstances. The only precondition for effective divorce mediation is that the spouses can interact in a civil manner.
At Graziano & Flynn, P.C., we work closely with our clients to determine whether mediation is appropriate. If it is determined that mediation should be attempted, we often hire accountants, forensic accountants, business valuation experts and lifestyle analysts to determine the value of the community property and ensure that there are no hidden assets.The Real Value of Mediation
The true value of divorce mediation is that it usually creates less animosity than divorce litigation, allowing parents to co-parent children more effectively. It can also result in a decreased need for post-judgment modification as the parties agreed to the divorce settlement, rather than having it imposed on them. There are also significantly lower legal fees and a shorter timeline associated with divorce mediation.Contact Our New Jersey Divorce Planning Lawyers
If you are considering divorce and believe that mediation may be the prudent course of action, please contact Graziano & Flynn, P.C. We can be reached at 856-499-4351 or toll free 866-948-7568. You can also send us an email and we will respond promptly.