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New Jersey Mediators and Mediation Lawyers for Business Law, Family Law and Other Matters

We provide comprehensive mediation services for businesses and individuals in New Jersey. Our lawyers serve as both third-party neutrals and advocates in mediation proceedings, placing particular emphasis on helping parties come to terms by understanding one another’s points of view. Mediation is a collaborative process, and the more the parties are willing to listen, the more likely they are to achieve an amicable resolution that allows them to move forward.

Whether you are looking for a mediator in New Jersey or you are in need of legal counsel for a business or family-related mediation proceeding, we have the experience needed to help you (or your client) avoid unnecessary litigation. Several of our lawyers have decades of relevant experience, and we can pair you with a mediator or advocate who has specific experience in your area of need.

Our New Jersey Mediation Services

We provide mediation services for business disputes and family law matters in New Jersey. As mediators, we take a forward-thinking and unbiased approach to helping parties find a way to come to terms. Our mediators use a variety of tactics and strategies to bring parties together and get them on speaking terms, and then they focus on facilitating good-faith negotiations while providing suggestions for potential compromises and creative alternatives when warranted.

Mediators for Business Disputes

Our New Jersey business mediation practice encompasses all types of business-related disputes. This included disputes between business partners, disputes between companies, and disputes between employers and employees. We have experience representing brokers and investors in securities-related disputes as well. Attorneys at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. are available to serve as mediators in matters including:

Mediators for Divorces and Other Family Law Matters

We also provide mediation services for divorces and other family law matters in New Jersey. When divorces and other family law matters lead to impasses or contentious disputes, mediation can be an effective tool for finding common ground and avoiding the need to go to court. Whether in the context of a divorce or in any other set of circumstances, our family law mediators are available to serve as third-party neutrals for disputes involving:

  • Property and debt division
  • Child custody and parenting plans
  • Financial support (i.e., child support and alimony)
  • Post-divorce and post-separation disputes
  • Grandparent custody, emancipation and other family-related legal matters

Experienced Advocates and Counselors for Businesses and Individuals

Along with serving as mediators, our attorneys also serve as advocates and counselors for businesses and individuals in mediation. If you (or your business) is facing a dispute and you are interested in resolving the dispute as efficiently and amicably as possible, mediation could be the best path forward. Our attorneys can help you understand your options, and we can help you choose the best option based on your individual circumstances.

While the goal of mediation is to reach an amicable resolution, we always advise our clients with their best interests in mind. During the mediation process, your attorney will work with you to evaluate your options and consider reasonable opportunities for compromise. But we will also tell you when a compromise is not in your (or your business’s) best interests, and if the other side isn’t willing to come to an agreement on fair terms, we will not hesitate to help you protect your (or your business’s) legal rights in court if necessary.

What to Expect in Mediation

What can you expect in mediation? Mediation is a unique process that involves negotiating with the help of a neutral third party (the mediator). The mediator’s role is not to make any decisions for the parties but instead to facilitate good-faith negotiations that allow the parties to reach an agreement of their own. When mediation is successful, the process concludes with the parties signing a binding settlement that outlines the terms of their agreement. In the divorce context, this will be the divorce settlement agreement that the spouses submit to the court for approval at the final stage of the process.

While mediation is often successful, this isn’t always the case. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement through mediation, then the mediation process will simply end. Neither party will have given up anything, and both will be free to protect and assert their legal rights by whatever means they deem necessary. However, as mediating necessarily involves coming together in good faith—and as both parties will typically have an interest in avoiding litigation—contentious disputes post-mediation tend to be relatively rare.

For individuals who are unfamiliar with the dispute resolution process, mediation, arbitration and litigation can all sound fairly similar. Here are some of the key differences:

  • Differences Between Mediation and Arbitration: While mediation and arbitration are both forms of “alternative dispute resolution” (or “ADR”), they are very different. Mediators facilitate good-faith negotiations focused on reaching an amicable settlement, while arbitrators render a binding decision after hearing evidence from both parties. Whereas mediation can be thought of as a guided negotiation process, arbitration is more akin to a mini trial.
  • Differences Between Mediation and Litigation: The differences between mediation and litigation are even more stark. In litigation, the parties go through extensive discovery and pre-trial practice, and then they present their arguments and evidence to a judge or jury. While mediation usually lasts for days or weeks, litigation can easily take a year or longer.

If you are interested in mediation, it is worth speaking with a mediator or advocate about your options. We’re here to help, and we are more than happy to help you make informed decisions about your next steps.

Schedule a Call with a New Jersey Mediator or Mediation Attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.

If you would like to speak with a mediator or mediation attorney at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we invite you to get in touch. Please call 877-435-6371 or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.

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