What is Mediation?
Mediation is… “a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party [a mediator] assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process.”
Why Choose Mediation?
Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolutions
Costing less than a litigated divorce, mediation is a confidential process that can result in the successful settlement of all of the issues in a divorce. You control the process and arrive at the outcome based on the specifics of your unique situation, rather than having potentially rigid, impersonal decisions imposed upon you by the court system. Robert Mellman is a licensed mediator and can facilitate your divorce mediation so that both parties make the ultimate decisions that govern your divorce.
Marital Assets & Income Assessment
Many divorcing couples today find themselves with complex financial situations to sort through. The division of a couple’s assets (and debts) can be overwhelming and infused with emotion. The mediation process allows for the non-adversarial space to work through difficult conversations, negotiations and evaluative decision making. State laws vary greatly, but with decades of experience as an attorney in New Jersey, Robert Mellman has the professional expertise to help you navigate the complexities of your financial separation.
Child Custody Agreements
Another challenging aspect of a divorce can be the Child Custody Agreement. Bob Mellman understands the “big picture” of family life and the complexity of daily interactions. He uses this experience to guide couples’ conversations towards fair, “real-life” solutions. Mediated negotiations allow couples to communicate their points of view through guided discussions in private, with help from a specially trained facilitator, so that they can arrive at custody agreements outside of the courtroom. He brings this expertise to your family as you navigate these complicated conversations.
Other Legal Services
While we specialize in divorce mediation, we also have expertise in family law, juvenile law, real estate transactions, wills, and guardianship documentation and municipal court cases. We are also able to make professional referrals should you require services outside the scope of our expertise. We look forward to helping you through whatever legal challenges life presents.
We know that you are cost-conscious as you begin to process this new event in your family’s life. We respect that. We want to meet with you to discuss your specific needs in order to come up with an appropriate timetable, budget, and mediation strategy. Each situation is different, so our pricing varies- but the first conversation doesn’t cost anything. We offer an initial informational half-hour consultation at no cost. Contact us today to schedule a free exploratory conversation.