Dissolving a marriage through divorce is difficult enough emotionally before you even consider the fear of what can happen to your children and your financial security. While litigation is at times unavoidable, it is always preferable to resolve matters amicably, and mediation is an effective tool used at Skoloff & Wolfe to help our divorce clients resolve their matter. As part of our representation of divorcing spouses, we frequently work with our clients to select an appropriate mediator and represent them throughout the mediation.
Skoloff & Wolfe is also proud to provide mediation services for divorcing couples represented by other law firms. Hon. David J. Issenman, JSC (ret.), served for 20 years on the bench in the New Jersey Superior Court Family Division. He now provides mediation, arbitration and discovery master services for couples divorcing in New Jersey. He uses his vast expertise from the bench to help divorcing couples find compromise and resolutions to their dispute. He is also a valuable resource for clients of our firm and regularly works together with our lawyers providing insight, guidance and counsel to our clients.Mediation Allows You More Participation in Your Divorce Settlement
When working with a divorce mediator at Skoloff & Wolfe, you will have the opportunity to problem solve property, spousal support, child support and custody issues, and design an agreement that works better for you and your children.Divorce Mediation is Easier, Faster, and Less Expensive
Bringing a divorce to trial is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking that requires substantial legal work and preparation. There are exhibits to be gathered and marked, witnesses to be prepared, trial binders to be prepared, and legal briefs that need to be written. Cost savings are another reason why choosing divorce mediation can be highly preferable to litigating your divorce in a courtroom.Mediation Gives You More Control over the Divorce Outcome
Sometimes litigation cannot be avoided due to circumstances. For example, the divorce attorneys at Skoloff & Wolfe excel in representing high net worth individuals and/or their spouses in matters of divorce and litigation, assuring our clients the best outcome possible for their lives moving forward.
In situations where litigation can be avoided, mediation can be the preferred platform for both sides to discuss their issues and concerns while hashing out an agreement that is more equitable to each person and their children. At Skoloff & Wolfe, our skilled divorce mediators can help you structure a divorce settlement that takes into account your current situation.Divorce Mediation Reduces the Stress of Divorce Settlements
Every family situation is different, and every child deserves their needs to be met. Child custody is frequently the most gut-wrenching part of any divorce proceeding. Working with a mediator can help you arrive at a decision that is best suited to your own lives as well as the lives and happiness of your children.Business Valuations
Divorce mediation allows more time for discussion of complicated business matters and their impact on both parties and on the terms of the divorce settlement. Working with an experienced mediator, the parties and their experts can arrive at a comprehensive and equitable outcome of business valuation and other complicated financial issues to resolve your case.Spousal Support
Not every case has a one-size fits all approach to support. Mediation can provide the parties, their counsel and experts the opportunity to create and craft alimony solutions that are more flexible than a rigid approach that would be taken in a court setting. The goal of resolution will be to address the issues of concern for both spouses and ideally arrive at an agreement that suits the needs of your case and family.Division of Assets and Debt
A divorce mediator is able to take a more thoughtful approach to the division of marital assets and debts. Whether it’s inheritances, credit card debt, property, retirement accounts or other debt and assets, mediation offers a more customized method of sorting out financial obligations and resources.Is Divorce Mediation the Right Approach for Your Divorce?
Working with a divorce mediator like Judge Issenman means you get his undivided attention, which is the real value of mediation. You are given as much time as you need to discuss your situation, and if you’re willing to negotiate in good faith, you may avoid hours of stress and heartache in the courtroom. To discuss divorce mediation with a Skoloff & Wolfe family law attorney, please call (973) 992-0900.