Is it a good idea to have Independent Legal Counsel during Mediation?

Independent Legal Counsel during Mediation Specialist Attorneys Morristown NJ

Helping clients resolve their issues through mediation in Morristown, Madison, Randolph and across Northern New Jersey

Family Law Attorney and Partner Jamie N. Berger, Esq. speaks about the role of mediators and legal counsel during the mediation process.

As a qualified mediator, we are the neutral party in mediation so we are not there to give legal advice to the parties who are participating in mediation with us. We´re there to facilitate the process, we are there to facilitate a settlement and discuss all of the issues but when it comes to giving legal advice, that is where a party to mediation needs independent legal counsel because that attorney is the person who can give them the advice that they need to make sure that their interests are protected.

Seek Independent Counsel For Your Morris County Mediation Process

As a mediator I always recommend to my mediation clients that they seek independent counsel whether it´s during the course of mediation or at the conclusion of mediation to review the terms of a memorandum of understanding and determine that their interests are protected and that they have handled all of the issues that they wanted to handle during the divorce. My job as the mediator is to facilitate that process. Their attorney’s job at the conclusion or during mediation is to make sure that their interests, legal interests, are protected during that mediation.

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Our mediation attorneys at Jacobs Berger help clients across Morris County including Morristown, Madison, Randolph, East Hanover, Denville and across Northern New Jersey in complex legal solutions, which require a deep understanding of the legal process from the preparation stage to the successful outcome.

If you or a loved one have any questions about the mediation process and how it can help you to successfully resolve a divorce or other family law legal matters, please contact us online or contact us over the phone by calling our Morristown, NJ offices at (973) 718-7705 today for a confidential and comprehensive case assessment.

*New Jersey Rising Star, Super Lawyers. NJ Family Magazine 2019 “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers For Families”

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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