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Monmouth County Med-Arb Lawyers

When considering divorce, many couples want to avoid the potentially long, drawn-out process associated with contested and even uncontested divorce. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to simplify a divorce, including both mediation and arbitration. Recently, though, divorcing couples have been combining these two methods into one, called “med-arb.”

With med-arb, couples enjoy the benefits of both mediation and arbitration. While this process is generally easier than a standard divorce, individuals facing med-arb in Monmouth County may still need the help of a dedicated attorney from the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq.. Our team can help you protect your rights and interests even when you are facing mediation, arbitration, or med-arb.

Understanding Med-Arb

Med-arb is a popular alternative to standard divorce procedures since couples can stay out of court yet still have someone give a “ruling” on their situation if necessary. In general, spouses will start with mediation, during which a third-party mediator tries to help them reach agreements on property division, child custody, child support, and other common divorce issues. If couples still cannot agree on these issues following mediation, they move into the arbitration stage.

With arbitration, couples present their positions to an arbiter, who then makes a ruling on their divorce. The arbiter has the authority to create legally-binding agreements, where both sides must adhere to the final decision made by the arbiter.

Contact a Med-Arb Attorney in Monmouth County

If you and your spouse are looking for an alternative to a standard divorce process, you might benefit from the combination of mediation and arbitration. Contact the attorneys of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. today at (732) 898-2378 to discuss how this process can help you solidify your divorce terms and allow you to move on with your life.