Frequently Asked Questions
What Services Do We Provide?
- Mediation of all divorce issues
- Mediation services leading to an uncontested divorce
- Mediation agreements
- Mediation services allowing you and your spouse to obtain a no-fault divorce
What Is Your Mission?
Our mission is to assist in the divorce process. We provide two separate services:
- If you and your spouse are in agreement on most of the issues, we will assist you in preparing a mediation agreement.
- If you are having difficulty agreeing on some issues, we can help you through our mediation process.
What Is An Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one in in which your spouse does not challenge or contest the grounds upon which the divorce is filed. In New Jersey, there are numerous grounds upon which a divorce may be obtained.
In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse have decided the issues among yourselves. When this happens, the divorce moves through the court system to judgment quickly depending on the grounds alleged. There are no disputes in the divorce. You and your spouse agree on the terms. Our mediation services prepare you to obtain an uncontested divorce.
Can We Get An Uncontested Divorce If There Are Children?
Yes, whether or not there are children, you and your spouse can still get an uncontested divorce. You are free to mediate and agree on the parenting time and custody. In New Jersey, there are guidelines for child support.
What If We Have Assets And Debt?
An uncontested divorce can still be pursued by you and your spouse if there are assets or debt.
A mediation agreement that fairly divides assets can be reached and you may decide the terms of the agreement. You may decide all issues of debt and assets and divide these fairly between you.
Do We Need To Be Living Apart Eighteen Months To Get An Uncontested Divorce?
No. Eighteen months of separation is only one of several grounds for divorce in New Jersey. There are other causes for divorce in New Jersey that permit you to obtain a divorce without living separate and apart for 18 months.
What If We Haven’t Decided All Issues?
If you and your spouse have not decided all issues, you may benefit from mediation, in which you and your spouse meet with a mediator, who helps you and your spouse decide the issues among yourselves. After the issues are decided, you and your spouse may pursue an uncontested divorce.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is resolving legal issues between the parties and a trained professional without involving the court system.
Mediation is ideal for couples who want to attempt to settle their conflict in a fair and simple manner, as opposed to court proceedings.
The mediator protects both of you, and helps you to develop a fair solution to your problem. You have input and control over your own agreement.
Why Choose Your Friendly Divorce?
The mediators at CompassionateDivorce.com are highly trained professionals who have twenty years of experience, and who have mediated many family cases.
Ms. Corinne M. Mullen: Has had twenty years of experience in family law as an attorney. She became a mediator because she was concerned about the high emotional, financial and psychological costs which accompany the traditional divorce process. She believes in mediation as a way to keep families intact and to preserve a healthy relationship between the divorcing parties.