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We know the best settlement is often one you negotiated yourself, but sometimes you need a little expert help to get it done. Divorce mediation fills the gap between talking at the kitchen table and reaching a mutually agreeable settlement that addresses all of your divorce issues, from child custody and parenting time to support and division of assets. One of our experienced mediators can help you and your divorcing spouse to see your options and evaluate your best outcome.

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What are the steps of mediation?

Before entering into mediation, be sure to consult a mediation-friendly review attorney so you have all of the information you need to move forward. This ensures that you will have a consultant throughout the process to touch base with if you have questions or any problems occur. Your attorney may also accompany you to the mediation sessions. Keith Family Law’s experienced mediation-friendly review attorneys are here to help you through the process.

Next, you want a skilled mediator to help you mutually devise a settlement that you and your divorcing spouse can live with. Keith Family Law’s experienced mediators can get you there.

Once a mediator gets you almost to the finish line, it’s time for a review attorney to take over. A review attorney should fairly and competently fold all of your hard work, generally called a “Memorandum of Understanding,” into a complete and legally enforceable Marital Settlement Agreement. If the MOU comes back with significant flaws, it will be necessary to contact your attorney to sort them out through a renegotiation of the terms.

After you have your “Marital Settlement Agreement,” you will need a skilled attorney to get you in and out of court for your uncontested Divorce, and on your way to your new life!

Where can I go for mediation?

When you look for a divorce mediator, you need someone who is experienced at helping couples strike the right balance to negotiate something that both sides can agree to. At Keith Family Law, we offer mediation and mediation support. Heather C. Keith is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and can offer you the mediation and mediation support that you need to navigate your separation together in a productive and cooperative way.

We at Keith Family Law are also preferred review attorneys for many of Westfield, New Jersey’s most respected mediators, and for good reason. Our attorneys will quickly and thoroughly assess your settlement agreement to confirm that your interests are completely protected. Once you are comfortable with your settlement, we will get you into court for your Divorce without delay or any hidden costs.

Your Marital Settlement Agreement is one of the most important documents in your life. You need skilled counsel to be sure that it is a fair agreement you can live with. If you have questions about mediation, settlement agreements, or any other areas of divorce and family law, please feel free to call Keith Family Law for a legal consult. We will provide you with individualized legal counsel with one of our family lawyers. We are dedicated to alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or collaborative practice, and believe in supporting couples in making their own informed decisions.

Keith Family Law is a full service family law practice in Westfield, New Jersey that serves clients from Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Warren County.

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Our Family Law Services

Divorce & Separation

We provide expert legal guidance through the entire divorce process, from a period of separation to divorce finalization.
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When matters in a divorce need to be settled in family court, our attorneys are compassionate, commanding advocates.
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Collaborative Divorce

Explore a new process of divorce that has been proven to reduce conflict, preserve families, and promote lasting marital settlement agreements.
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Our divorce mediation services provide the expert help you need in devising a settlement agreement that both parties can live with.
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Alimony can be an emotional and complex component of divorce. We can help negotiate an acceptable outcome for everyone involved.
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Child Custody

Let us guide you through the often sensitive and nuanced child custody process to ensure your child's best interests are being met.
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Child Support

Child support issues can be varied and complex. We can help you ensure the wellbeing of your child is put before anything else.
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Equitable Distribution

Get the help you need to ensure all marital assets are distributed in an equitable manner between the parties involved.
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Domestic Violence

Receive the legal assistance you need in order to get you and your children out of a domestic violence situation and into safety.
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Keep control over your divorce with an agreement reached on your schedule and tailored specifically to your needs.
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