All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern.

All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern and that we are also committed to the health and safety of our staff and our families. Though we are currently working remotely, we continue to operate as we always have, providing quality service and for us, it is “business as usual.”


We are offering telephonic and video calls, conferences, mediations, and strategic planning sessions to continue to service our clients and prospective clients, and are, of course, available for ongoing business partnerships via our virtual network!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 973-710-4366, by email, or, if necessary, carrier pigeon. (We are kidding about the last one, but you laughed, didn’t you?) Also, head to our social media pages for some tips on staying healthy, safe and sane during this time.

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What types of mediation are available during the family law process?

What types of mediation are available during the family law process?

The mediation process becomes an option for couples that want to have a smoother process in terms of communication between parties involved in divorce and other family law issues.  Learn and explore with our attorney Sarah J. Jacobs, Esq. about the two different types of mediation, you can have access to.

Mediation is a frequent way that family law litigants have started to be able to resolve their divorce or their family law issue in a more communicative and collaborative manner. There are two different types of mediation available during the family law process. One is court appointment mediation and one is private mediation.

Court Appointment Mediation in the State of NJ

Court appointment mediation in the state of New Jersey generally takes place in two specific forms. If you have a family law matter that involves custody and parenting time the court will require that you attend mediation in the courthouse with a court-appointed mediator to try to resolve the issue of custody and parenting time. When you are dealing with your financials after you have done the early settlement panel, the court will require that you go to what is known as economic mediation and if the two litigants can agree upon an economic mediation the court will sign an order appointing that mediator. If the parties can not agree the court also usually selects off of a list where there have been court-approved mediators and you and your co-parent or spouse will go to that economic mediation with or without your attorneys.

Private Mediation Morris County

The other option is private mediation. Private mediation is where you and the other party select a third-party neutral to help work with you on any of the issues that you have unresolved. Private mediation can take place at any time in the process. It can be before pleadings are filed. It can be during pleadings are filed or it could be at any stage of the court process. It is simply an opportunity for the two of you to bring those issues out of the courtroom or never into the courtroom, sit down in a table with a neutral and or with your attorneys and try to resolve the issues that you have.

Contact a Morristown Divorce Mediator 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 focuses on finding solutions that ensure the stability of the parties involved to help you reach a positive outcome in a divorce or other family law legal matter.

To get more information regarding the mediation process, and our unique approach, contact our firm to discuss your specific situation in a comprehensive and confidential case assessment.

To schedule your appointment with our seasoned attorneys, please contact us online, or through our Morristown, NJ office at (973) 718-7705

About the Author:

Sarah Jacobs is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in family law proceedings. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and Qualified as a Mediator, Sarah possesses nearly 20 years of experience practicing law throughout the State of New Jersey. Together with partner Jamie N. Berger, Esq. their boutique Morristown family law firm is managed with the goal of providing high-quality service tailored to each client's individual needs. In her capacity as both a family law mediator and litigator, Sarah works with negotiation-minded clients in a cooperative setting. She is also a skilled litigator with the knowledge needed to take even the most complex cases to court, if necessary.

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