Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ's)
How much does divorce mediation cost?
$275 each mediation session. No retainer required, pay as you go.
Mediate your divorce for less than $2,000 with Central Mediation.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce Mediation is a civil and amicable approach for spouses to obtain a divorce. A divorcing couple will meet in the privacy of our office with a neutral person, called the divorce mediator. Our mediator will help you reach a fair and equitable agreement.
Once the overall agreement is reached, our mediator composes a document, called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Each spouse will receive a copy of this document that is used to file for divorce.
What is a Divorce Mediator?
A Divorce Mediator is a trained, neutral professional that works for both spouses. A divorce mediator does not make any decisions related to your divorce agreement. The divorce mediator guides the couple through the divorce process and composes the agreement reached by the couple.
How long will Divorce Mediation take?
Divorce Mediation is always quicker than divorcing by traditional litigation. It is done by a series of sessions in which the couple meets together with the Mediator. Each session at Central Mediation, is 60 minutes (1hour) long. The scheduling frequency is controlled by the couple. Sessions can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The couple sets the pace in mediation.
The total number of sessions varies based on the couple's circumstance. For example, a couple with no children and few assets may require only a couple sessions. A couple with minor children and several assets will require additional sessions.
When is Divorce Mediation NOT appropriate?
Divorce mediation is not appropriate in cases that involve domestic violence and/or child abuse/neglect.
What if my spouse will not agree to start mediation?
It is likely you will have to hire an attorney & prepare for traditional litigation. Divorce mediation requires participation from both spouses.
Will we meet separately with the divorce mediator?
Central Mediation will only hold sessions in which both spouses are present. We do not meet with each spouse individually & remain neutral at all times during the mediation process. However, we understand spouses may be located in other states or unable to attend meetings in our Red Bank office. We offer divorce mediation sessions by skype/teleconference as well, to make the process more convenient for our clients.
Additional Questions? Call 732.704.4887