If portrayals on television and movies were accurate, it would seem that all marriages that end must do so with a great deal of drama, contention and drawn-out legal proceedings. While some do, there are many couples in New Jersey who want a divorce with as little conflict and stress as possible. As such, many turn to Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP for guidance.
There are several low conflict resolution options for those seeking to start the next stage of their lives. In fact, courts require that couples seek mediation before litigation. Through mediation, couples can come to agreements on a variety of different issues, including asset valuation and division, child custody and parenting schedules. By doing so, couples can often save both money and time.
Another option with which our law firm has experience is litigation through arbitration. In this process, couples will meet with an arbitrator, a neutral third party who acts as a judge. Both people will present their cases to the arbitrator who will issue decisions that are both legally binding and final.
In addition to reducing the conflict often associated with litigation in a divorce, these alternative methods speed up the process as there is no need for a court date and allows the couple to retain their privacy during proceedings. Our attorneys have many years of experience with these processes and can help couples seeking to end their marriage through the transition that is inherent in such a decision. In many cases, a peaceful resolution can help couples in New Jersey reduce the stress and cost often associated with such a life-changing decision.