If the parties are unable to settle after the initial papers are filed such as the complaint and answer, case information statements, and after discovery is exchanged and finally, after Early Settlement Panel, where they meet with two attorneys in an attempt to settle their case, they are court ordered to Economic Mediation. It is here where the parties pay another attorney to mediate their case solely on the economic terms. If they cannot agree to settle at economic mediation, then the parties must move forward towards trial with an intensive settlement conference with the Judge before going to trial. At economic mediation, the parties propose their economic settlement terms, which include equitable distribution of retirement assets, the marital home, issues of alimony or spousal support and child support. Call Green & Associates for a free consultation now to discuss your case at 732-390-0480 at our East Brunswick office or 201-242-1119 in our Fort Lee office. Night appointments are available.
Sep 24, 2015 @ 05:45 PM — by Michael Green