Mediation and Arbitration Services in NJ
In mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a neutral third party (the mediator) facilitates the parties’ negotiation to help reach a settlement, avoiding litigation in court.
However, the mediator cannot give the parties legal advice, advocate on either party’s behalf, or draft the final settlement documents. This is where the legal services of Keith Hofmann come in. Keith Hofmann has extensive experience in mediation and assisting clients to pursue divorce in an amicable way. He will assist you in the mediation process and ensure that your goals are met.
The State of New Jersey provides Complementary Dispute Resolution, which constitutes an important component of resolving divorce matters to avoid a costly trial.
What is Mediation?
Once a matter is referred to mediation, the parties and/or their attorneys may select a mediator from a list of qualified mediators in their area. The mediator will set a date and time for the mediation sessions to take place. Counsel are typically involved in at least the first mediation session, if not all sessions, along with their client. Mediation can take anywhere from 2 to 5 sessions before the parties can finalize their issues.
What is Arbitration?
This is another form of ADR where an arbitrator is chosen by the parties to hear the facts and issues in dispute and make a binding determination, like a judge. The scope of arbitration and the problems addressed are entirely up to the parties’ agreement before the arbitration begins. Arbitration is defined as a consensual, voluntary contract agreed upon by the parties with the goal to resolve a dispute to secure a final disposition outside of the courthouse. Arbitration is an exclusive remedy wherein the parties voluntarily waive their rights to litigate before a judge.
Contact Us Today to Learn About Mediation and Arbitration in Princeton, NJ!
Whether you’re in need of mediation and/or arbitration, Keith Hofmann is ready to guide you through it, so you can focus on what’s best for you. Let’s talk about how we can help by giving us a call at (609) 375-2049.
Legal Practice Areas
Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships