Mediation works for almost anyone — even family members who live in different areas. Once limited by geography, mediation can now bridge long distances, thanks to technology. Virtual mediation allows parties to communicate with a mediator and one another via conference call, Skype, or similar technologies. This service can effectively come into play in a situation that involves multiple family members, or in a divorce when one of the spouses has moved out of the area.
At Advanced Mediation Services (AMS), we understand the emotional and financial toll a divorce has on spouses and their family, and we work hard to make the divorce mediation process as smooth and seamless as possible. AMS is owned and operated by professional mediator Roseann Vanella. Roseann handles each mediation session personally, and her clients appreciate her extensive experience, authenticity and down-to-earth approach. For your convenience, AMS has three offices in New Jersey, as well as the option for virtual mediation.
Who Can Benefit from Virtual Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional litigation that bypasses the courts and allows couples to settle their divorce in a non-combative setting. Mediation is typically far less costly than litigation, and can be completed in a shorter period of time. In addition, the proceeding is kept private and confidential, meaning your divorce does not become part of the public court records.
Mediation sessions are usually conducted face-to-face. However, there are some circumstances in which virtual mediation makes more sense. These may include:
Long-Distance Divorces: As mentioned earlier, virtual divorce mediation can easily accommodate couples that no longer live in the same area. Through ever-improving technology, virtual sessions are convenient and can be conducted from anywhere in the world (provided you have a stable phone or internet connection). This can also be a good option if one of the spouses travels a lot, making it more difficult to schedule face-to-face sessions.
Multi-Party Mediation: There are some instances when there are multiple parties whose input would be valued during mediation. For example, you may want to include adult children, parents or other family members who live out of state.
The Need for Enhanced Comfort: It could be that both spouses are in the same geographic area, but they are not totally comfortable being in the same room with each other. You do NOT have to be in agreement on everything, or even on friendly terms to take advantage of divorce mediation, and virtual sessions allow you to meet together in a more comfortable setting that might make it easier to put together a settlement that is acceptable to both sides.
If you are interested in virtual mediation for your divorce, contact us today at 856-669-7172 for further information and an initial consultation.