Covid-19 Update:

The Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our clients. We are offering frontline healthcare workers at CentraState free Simple Wills. To read more please Click Here

The days ahead may be a challenge. But we will continue to work to take care of our client’s cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

Please stay healthy and contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your case or a new matter for us to consider.

How does mediation differ from other divorce proceedings?

Mediation is distinct from other divorce proceedings, which include contested divorces and collaborative divorces. In contested divorces, each spouse will have a lawyer representing them and will proceed to trial to have a judge determine the final outcome of the divorce proceedings, their division of assets, and child custody and support. Couples choose these types of proceedings when they cannot achieve compromises or decisions outside of court like in a collaborative divorce. Mediation, on the other hand, involves a single mediator instead of two attorneys and settles divorce issues outside of court in a collaborative and amicable manner. Other collaborative divorce proceedings are similar to meditation but may involve the use of more than one attorney in their compromising efforts.

For more information, contact a Monmouth mediator at (732) 898-2378.