Consider if Mediation is right for you.
If you and your spouse or partner are in agreement that your marriage or relationship cannot be repaired or reconciled, you should consider whether mediation is right for you. Before filing a Complaint for Divorce, or other court filing, you can explore whether a fair resolution may be negotiated. Even if you have already filed papers with the court, or retained an attorney, mediation can help facilitate an agreement between you and the other party.
Issues to be addressed during mediation may include: custody, parenting plan, support, equitable distribution of assets and debts, and other issues of importance. Of course, every family is unique, so your mediation shall be tailored for your situation.
Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, Esq, APM is a licensed attorney (NJ, NY & PA) and an Accredited Professional Mediator, with more than 20+ years of experience. Virginia provides family and divorce mediation services designed to help separating and divorcing families reach amicable resolutions of all issues of concern. Helping couples and families leave conflict behind. South Jersey mediation services, conveniently located in beautiful Haddonfield, NJ. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.
When you work with a dedicated and experienced mediator, you will benefit from:
It is important for individuals to trust their mediator, and Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, Esq., works hard to earn yours. She wants you to feel comfortable and cared about. You are not just another client on the clock. You are individuals with real problems who have come to her to help work through them. It is not a responsibility she takes lightly.
Serving all of South Jersey - including: Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Salem County and Cumberland County.
Compared to traditional contested divorces. A "contested" divorce is one in which you have not come to an agreement on your issues. With mediation, you can arrive at a full settlement so your divorce can then be processed as an "uncontested" divorce.
From your first session, all focus will be on helping you come to a full agreement. With the help of the Mediator, your issues will be listed, concerns will be discussed, and full resolution explored.
A dignified, private setting. You will schedule a time to review your personal documents, discuss your concerns, and explore an agreement you and your partner both find acceptable.
What is Mediation? Why Mediate?
There are so many emotions that have to be worked through -- sorrow, shame, anger, denial, and guilt. If you are facing a divorce, or a separation, at times you may feel that you have no control over your life.
With the help of an experienced neutral Mediator as a facilitator, family law mediation allows you and your partner to determine the issues you are facing. Your issues of concern may include divorce, separation, child custody, parenting plans, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreement, cohabitation agreement, LGBT issues, and any other issues of concern.
Once your issues are listed, you and your partner will each have the opportunity to discuss your viewpoints and concerns regarding each. With the help of the Mediator, you can work on an overall agreement that addresses concerns, and that you each feel will work best for your situation.
By amicably addressing your issues, and working together, you will not only save money compared to traditional legal proceedings, but also save on feelings that are often further damaged during the course of litigation and traditional negotiations.
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Virginia is an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM), by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM).
Virginia has served as a court-appointed Mediator, including appointment as ** a custody and parenting plan Mediator in the Somerset County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part. ** A Child Dependency Mediator in Mercer County Superior Court, where she received special training in complex multiparty Mediation. ** Virginia is on the roster of approved mediators for the economic aspects of divorce with the Superior Court of New Jersey.
With a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, in Newark, New Jersey, Virginia received formal Mediation training at the Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Seton Hall University School of Law, including the Intensive Training and Internship Program. She also received additional Mediation training through the Mercer County Superior Court, in complex multiparty Mediation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), and NJAPM. Virginia is trained to Mediate both Divorce and Family Law matters, as well as general civil and equity Mediation matters, and has lectured for the NJICLE.
Licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.