Resolving Family Law Issues Through Mediation

Family law disputes touch very personal aspects of your life — your finances, your property and your children. It is easy to find yourself entangled in heated legal battles, costing you tons of time, money and stress.

There is another way. At Weinberg & Cooper, LLC, we can help resolve your family law issues through mediation.

Attorney Gale B. Weinberg has been a trained mediator since 1996. Her decades spent as a lawyer have given her a firm legal foundation. She has in-depth knowledge of the law and knows how courts are likely to rule on various family law issues. Her goal as a mediator is to help clients find the best solution for their family.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to court. During mediation, a neutral third party — the mediator — will facilitate a discussion between the parties. The goal is to reach mutually beneficial agreements regarding property division, spousal support, child support and custody.

Even if an agreement cannot be reached on the entire case, resolving even a few issues through mediation can help reduce time and costs.

The Benefits Of Mediation

Mediation offers many benefits. Some of the most valuable benefits include:

Better solutions

The law has strict parameters that do not offer much room for adjustment. If your child has unique needs, or your situation does not fit in with the law’s limited solutions, there are not a lot of options.

Mediation allows you to be creative. Because you are developing your own agreement, you have the opportunity to craft arrangements that reflect your unique financial situation, your children’s specific needs and your family’s dynamics.

Fostering cooperation

As a parent, if you want to raise healthy children, you need to work together. Conflicts need to be resolved in mature, effective ways — not through contentious legal battles. Mediation gives you this opportunity.

Ms. Weinberg is always cognizant of the impact on minor children. While mediating cases, she draws upon her prior experience as a special education teacher and her degree in psychology, helping clients make decisions that benefit their children.

Reducing time, cost and stress

The courts are busy. Handling your divorce, custody issue or other family law dispute through the court system can take a long time. Litigation is contentious by nature and stressful. Many former couples get drawn into the battle and can lose sight of the end goal. The result is a time-consuming, expensive and stressful experience.

Learn More

Is mediation right for you? Contact our firm to learn more. Call us at 201-580-3934 to discuss the possibility of mediation. From our office in Bergen County, we provide mediation services to clients throughout Northern New Jersey.