Options For Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods are available for parties in conflict to work together to resolve their differences. The attorneys represent clients in divorce mediation proceedings and regularly serve as neutral mediators in divorce mediation.
At Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, the attorneys will work diligently as mediators to help you reach a fair and expeditious settlement, eliminating the need for protracted and expensive litigation. Lynn Fontaine Newsome and Ed O'Donnell are both certified matrimonial attorneys and court-approved mediators. Ed O'Donnell is also certified as a family law arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an approved American Bar Association organization. Each of them has acted in a leadership role within the legal community and brings these skills to his or her work in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Mediation is presided over by a neutral mediator who works with the parties to find common ground and resolve conflicts regarding how to separate the parties' lives, assets and finances.
New Jersey requires mandatory mediation for economic and child custody issues. However, you and your spouse can elect to participate in mediation at any time during the pendency of your matter.