New Jersey Divorce and the Mediation Process - the NJ Court Rules and New Jersey Case Law and How They Apply in a Mediation Setting
New Jersey Divorce and the Mediation Process - the NJ Court Rules and New Jersey Case Law and How They Apply in a Mediation Setting. Generally, there are several decision trees where the process of mediation occurs in a New Jersey Divorce, based on NJ Court Rules and the process of an NJ Divorce. First, parties may seek mediation in the beginning of a divorce, before they have even filed for their divorce through an independent mediator. Alternatively, after a divorce has been filed in New Jersey, parties are generally ordered to custody and parenting mediation early on in a case to try and settle those terms before the economic issues are dealt with. Subsequent to that, the parties are court ordered to economic mediation, where the parties hire a mediator, generally a lawyer appointed by the court, that mediates the case with their attorneys present. If the parties sign off on an agreement made a economic mediation, that agreement will be enforceable in the divorce. The New Jersey Courts have ruled that if the parties agree only verbally, that the agreement is generally not enforceable. If you have a NJ divorce matter that you wish to discuss as regards mediation in New Jersey or other issues, please call our East Brunswick office or Fort Lee office at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free divorce consultation with our NJ divorce attorney or NJ divorce lawyer.