Divorce Mediation

Paramus Attorney Mediates Divorce Issues


Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a stressful and emotional process. Divorce litigation, often referred to as a traditional divorce can bring additional stress and expense, especially in instances where litigation takes longer than anticipated.

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can assist couples through the divorce process. In the simplest of terms, mediation is a process where a couple agrees to a settlement. In many cases, mediation can be quicker and less expensive than a traditional divorce.

For many couples, mediation is a useful tool for removing impediments to a settlement on important issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of marital property. Kornitzer Family Law has the knowledge and skill to guide you through the mediation process toward a mutually acceptable, cost-effective resolution of your most contentious divorce issues.

Benefits of MEDIATION

Many clients want to get through the divorce process as quickly as possible in order to start the next chapter of their lives. Mediation is a great way to speed up this process. Clients have the ability to negotiate a settlement agreement and present it to the court for approval. Even if the couple doesn’t reach complete agreement, they can settle most issues and hold the remaining points over for trial. Mediation is also used when traditional negotiations fail to resolve disputes over custody, support or property division. Mediation offers the following benefits:
  • Reduced costs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Faster than trial
  • Protects parties from adverse court orders
Mediation has proven so useful that several states, including New Jersey, have enacted mandatory mediation before the court will schedule a hearing. Even where mediation is not automatic, a judge may order mediation before placing the case on the court calendar.


An impartial third party, the mediator, meets with the spouses to work out a voluntary agreement. Over the course of several sessions, the mediator listens to the spouses, assesses the issues before them, and guides them toward a mutually acceptable resolution. However, the mediator cannot impose an agreement on the couple. If mediation fails, unresolved issues are held for trial.


Before you consider mediation, you should speak with an attorney with experience in this process. Mediators are not allowed to dispense legal advice, and, in fact, many divorce mediators throughout the country are not even attorneys so they might not fully understand the legal implications of a proposed settlement. Kornitzer Family Law helps to ensure that you are fully prepared for your mediation sessions.

When it comes to something this important, trust the experience of Kornitzer Family Law. We have the skills, experience and resources needed to provide you with compassionate legal service in Bergen County, Passaic County and throughout New Jersey.

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