Divorce Mediation

The attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are experienced mediators, who can help you resolve your divorce through mediation so that you may move on with your life and avoid costly and time consuming litigation.

About Mediation

Mediation is a means of resolving your differences with the help of a trained, impartial third party to facilitate communication to help you reach a mutually acceptable settlement of your divorce. The mediator does not make decisions regarding the outcome of the case, but rather provides the parties with the opportunity to express feelings and diffuse anger, clear up misconceptions, determine the underlying interests or concerns, find areas of agreement, and ultimately, incorporate a mutually agreed upon solution into a written agreement. A mediator does not represent either party and does not offer legal advice. Parties are encouraged to retain their own attorneys to advise them of their rights during the mediation process.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation is designed to facilitate settlements in an informal, non-adversarial manner. In mediation, the parties work with the mediator to achieve the common goals of resolving their differences and moving on with their lives. Mediation provides a means to reach a resolution that is acceptable to both parties, without the financial and emotional cost and time that would otherwise be required by litigation. Mediation provides you with the opportunity to craft your own settlement with terms that best suit the needs of your family, so that you may control your own destiny, rather than leave your future in the hands of a judge.

When to Consider Mediation

Our divorce mediators recognize that your goal is to get through your divorce amicably and expeditiously so that you and your family may move on with your lives. The timing of your mediation depends on when you are both ready to move on with your lives. Once you are both committed to resolving your differences through mediation, our divorce mediators will work with you to promptly reach a resolution.

You may choose to engage in mediation before either of you files a complaint for divorce, or even while your divorce is pending. In some situations, parties even engage in mediation after their divorce to resolve disputes that may have arisen years after their divorce.

The Courts throughout the State of New Jersey encourage divorce litigants to resolve cases on your own and through mediation as you are able to control your own futures by reaching an agreement that is acceptable to both of you. Otherwise, you will leave decisions that will affect your family to a virtual stranger, the judge. In fact, if you do not resolve your divorce on your own or through mediation, every divorce in the State of New Jersey will be sent to economic mediation before a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel (MESP). The MESP is a program in which experienced matrimonial attorneys volunteer their time to assist divorce litigants resolve financial issues. If your case is not settled through MESP, you will be sent to Post-MESP economic mediation, in which you appear before a qualified mediator selected by you or the Court.

Qualified Mediators

The attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., draw upon their more than 50 years combined experience in divorce and family law to provide you with mediation services to address the unique needs of your family.

Both of our attorneys have been appointed to serve as Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelists in Middlesex County based upon their experience, knowledge, and reputation.

Peter Ventrice has also been qualified as a mediator and admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases that is maintained by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts under Court Rule 1:40.

Contact a Middlesex County Divorce Mediator for More Information

Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., takes pride in its New Jersey roots, serving Middlesex County and surrounding areas. For a free consultation to determine whether divorce mediation is right for you, call to schedule an appointment with one of our divorce mediators at 732-767-0044 or contact us online today.