Hunterdon County Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Our Hunterdon County divorce mediation lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC provide top quality legal services to clients throughout New Jersey. We navigate the unique circumstances of each client’s case while protecting their rights and best interests.
At Tune Law Group, we understand the emotional and financial strain our clients face when dealing with any type of family law matter. Personal attention is what drives our firm forward. Our goal to ease the process for our clients at every step. Whether you are facing divorce or re-evaluating child custody arrangements, our legal team will evaluate the details of your case and determine the most effective course of action.
Why Choose Tune Law Group, LLC?
- We prioritize you and your family’s best interests above all else.
- We serve Whitehouse Station, Readington Township, Hillsborough Township, Somerville, Lebanon, and beyond.
- We believe every case is unique. There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is one of the most effective ways for couples to come to a mutual resolution. Anytime a couple has difficulty agreeing on a certain aspect of divorce, such as alimony or child support, they face the stress of lengthy litigation. Mediation is an optimal way to avoid the costs and pains of a long and dragged-out divorce process. A qualified mediator serves as a neutral third party to facilitate the mediation process.
What are the Benefits of Using a Divorce Mediation Lawyer?
Divorce mediation helps couples avoid the ugliness of a long and expensive legal battle. With the assistance of a divorce mediator, many couples are able to enjoy the following benefits:
- Obtaining a faster settlement
- Reaching a more cost-efficient solution
- Avoiding expensive litigators and experts
- Reducing emotional stress
- Putting children’s best interests first
- Setting a good example for children
- Reminding children that you are still a family
- Reaching an agreement that benefits all parties
Mediation requires the willingness of both parties to reach an mutual agreement. Some couples are simply unable to come to a mutually agreed upon resolution thought mediation. In these cases, our clients still have the benefit of skilled representation for litigation or arbitration. Our divorce mediation lawyers share the goal of obtaining the best possible outcome for each and every case we handle.
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What Does a Divorce Mediator Do?
A divorce mediator is a qualified professional, often a family law attorney, assigned to act as a third party to help a couple come to agreements regarding important aspects of divorce.
Some areas of divorce that can be addressed in mediation include:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Parenting time
- Division of assets
- Division of debt
The mediator is a certified specialist with the New Jersey Supreme Court in matrimonial law. This means that the mediator is an expert in all factors of a divorce and knows how to facilitate a mutually beneficial agreement between two parties.
Mediators do not legally represent either party, which is why it is highly advisable to have an experienced attorney help you navigate any potential issues. Our knowledgeable divorce mediation lawyers provide clients with guidance before and after their mediation sessions. We also attend divorce mediations with many of our clients. Our legal team offers clients the benefit of skilled representation and experienced guidance throughout the mediation process.
How Much Does a Divorce Mediator Cost?
If a judge orders parties to attend mediation using a court-approved mediator, the first two hours of the mediator’s services are usually free. This generally includes one hour of preparation time and a one-hour mediation session. After the first session, the parties are longer required to continue mediation. In cases when an agreement is not reached between parties who want to keep negotiating, they can pay the divorce mediator’s usual rate for any additional sessions.
When parties choose to mediate their divorce with a private mediator, they are typically charged a flat fee for a certain number of sessions. In most cases, they are also given the option to pay for additional time at an hourly rate. In New Jersey, the typical rate for mediators who are also attorneys is between $200 and $500 an hour.
The average total cost of divorce mediation services in New Jersey ranges from about $3,000 to $8,000. These expenses are usually split between spouses. The overall cost of divorce is almost always much lower when a settlement is reached through mediation, rather than going to trial.
There are several factors that can affect the total cost of divorce mediation, including:
- The complexity of the legal and financial issues in your case.
- The level of conflict or cooperation between you and your spouse
- Any extra services provided by the mediator, such as preparing and filing divorce paperwork.
Parties have significantly more control over the outcome of their divorce through mediation with the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. Our Hunterdon divorce mediation lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC strive to make the process affordable for all of our clients. For more detailed pricing or any other information, call our legal team at 908-434-1061 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Let our skilled mediators help you resolve family conflict in a healthy manner Contact our Hunterdon County mediation attorneys for a FREE phone consultation today at 908-434-1061!