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What is Med-Arb Divorce?

Contested, and even uncontested, divorces can be extremely lengthy processes, as well as expensive and emotionally draining. As a result, many couples search for alternatives to these traditional methods of divorce, such as mediation or arbitration. Med-arb, a combination of these two alternatives, is another option that is quickly becoming a popular way to finalize a divorce. However, many couples are still unaware that this is an option when pursuing divorce or what med-arb divorce actually is.

Understanding Med-Arb Divorce

The combination of mediation and arbitration is a healthy alternative for many couples as they can avoid the hassle of court while still finalizing their divorces and reaching agreements on more difficult issues, such as child custody or alimony. In the mediation phase, a mediator listens to both spouses while trying to help them work to reach an agreement regarding settlement details.

If mediation fails to result in an agreement for certain issues, then an arbiter will come in to evaluate the details of the case and make a legally binding agreement for the couple. The decision of the arbiter is just as enforceable as if the couple went to court, and the couple must abide by his or her ruling on any issues, including child support, child custody, property division, and more.

Talk with a Med-Arb Divorce Attorney in Monmouth County

If you and your spouse are considering alternative divorce processes, and you want to know more about med-arb as a possibility for pursuing divorce in Monmouth County, the attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. can help you evaluate your options. Call us at (732) 898-2378 to learn more about med-arb divorce and if it is right for you.