Child Custody Mediation In New Jersey

Litigating a child custody dispute can lead to lingering anger between you and your ex. The mudslinging that often accompanies litigation can also have a lasting effect on your children and make it more difficult to communicate with your ex.

At the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams in Flemington, New Jersey, we favor mediation as a less adversarial way to reach a child custody and parenting plan agreement. We offer a free 30-minute consultation to explain how mediation can work in your case.

Achieving A Negotiated Child Custody Agreement

Litigation is an adversarial process in which both sides tend to dig in to their positions and communicate through their lawyers. Both you and your ex may also end up hiring experts to perform custody evaluations and testify in court. The cost of this approach can be high, both emotionally and financially.

Mediation is a less expensive, less adversarial way to resolve conflict. Mediation can also provide a model for how you and your ex can resolve disputes in the future. As a mediator, attorney Stephen D. Williams engages with both parties, asking questions to draw out the child custody and visitation issues that matter the most to you and your spouse. As a mediator, he does not decide who is right. Rather, his job is to help you get past areas where you might otherwise get stuck. He can also explain New Jersey law and how it may apply to your case.

Mediation is a voluntary process, and both sides remain in control. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, you can always proceed to litigation.

Contact A Mediator For Child Custody Disputes In Hunterdon County

To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with an experienced Flemington child custody mediator, contact the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams at 908-483-7713 or toll free at 888-536-8349.