Mediation is a tried and true way of settling disagreements; many believe it to be a more efficient, less expensive and certainly more amicable way of resolving disputes. However, not all mediators have the same level of experience, perspective and knowledge. It’s critical to choose a mediator who is committed to an outcome that is in everyone’s best interests.
Here are three things to look for when researching mediators in South Jersey:
A Mediator and a Mentor
You want a mediator that is qualified to answer all of your questions and provide education prior to the process to empower you to make well-informed decisions. This includes how the law applies to your particular case and how it will affect its outcome.
Neutrality throughout the Process
It may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but a biased mediator isn’t much of a mediator at all. You need a mediator who check his or her ego at the door and focus on your family’s needs, becoming an advocate and partner for both parties during the process.
Sensitivity to Parenting Issues
It’s imperative that you choose a mediator who considers the welfare and best interests of your children. At every level of the wealth spectrum, finances are important in a divorce proceeding. But children should always be more important. Choose a mediator who believes that, as well.
At the Voorhees, New Jersey law firm of Davis & Mendelson, LLC, our family lawyers promote mediation as a better way of solving problems. Attorney Howard Mendelson is dedicated to using mediation to resolve conflicts peacefully. Contact him today for a consultation about your case.