Can my mediator represent me in my divorce?

Mediation Attorney and a Mediator’s Role in Morris County Divorce Cases

Divorce Attorneys serving clients in Florham Park, Tewksbury, Randolph, Hanover, Madison, Morristown and across Morris County

So, I’m a qualified mediator in the state of New Jersey, and as a mediator, it is my job to be neutral. Part of that is not advocating for either party. I’m not representing one parties’ interest over the other; I’m not telling one party that they should accept a deal or telling the other party that they should accept a particular aspect of a settlement.

Role of a Mediator

My job as a mediator is to facilitate a settlement. It is to talk to the clients, figure out what their goals are, and come up with a resolution that fits everybody’s needs. At the conclusion of the mediation, I could not represent either party moving forward; because that would be a violation of my role as a mediator because I am a neutral third party.

Marital Settlement Agreements and Attorneys on both sides of Mediation Process

That said, a mediator can, if both parties requested, prepare a marital settlement agreement and have those parties a separate attorney on both sides look at that marital settlement agreement. As a mediator, I always recommend that you hire independent counsel because it is not my job in that capacity to give one party advice as to whether the terms that they are agreeing to are something that they should agree to, they really need to talk to a separate attorney and make those decisions.

Contact Morristown Divorce Mediators Today

At Jacobs Bergerour attorneys have extensive experience helping clients across Madison, Randolph, Florham Park, Tewksbury, Hanover, Morristown, and the greater Morris County area to resolve their divorce in many different manners, including mediation and arbitration.

Our unique approach to conflict resolution focuses on finding solutions which ensure the stability of the families involved to help you successfully resolve a divorce or other family law legal matter.

For more information regarding the mediation process, how our divorce mediators can specifically help you, or whether or not mediation makes sense for your divorce, contact our firm to discuss your unique situation in a comprehensive and confidential case assessment.

To schedule your case assessment with our attorneys today, please contact us online, or through our Morristown, NJ office at (973) 718-7705.

About the Author:

Jamie Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. Prior to entering into private practice, Jamie served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part.

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