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Law and Mediation Offices of Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, LLC

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Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, Esq., APM

Accredited Professional Mediator (APM), by New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

Mediation can help couples and families save on finances and emotions, and leave conflict behind. This Blog is dedicated to providing helpful information so you can decide if mediation in divorce is right for you. Please feel welcome to fill out the Contact form to request further information.

Established in 1994. Law and Mediation Offices of Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, LLC, is located in South Jersey, in the heart of beautiful downtown Haddonfield, NJ. Across the street from Fulton Bank. A short walk away from rail transit to and from Philadelphia


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March 2017.  Mediation is a process in which a mediator helps parties settle their case, so they will not need to have a judge make decisions for them. Mediation is just one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). (Other forms of ADR include arbitration and collaboration.)

This article will focus on divorce and family mediation. Divorce mediation, simply put, is an opportunity for you and your spouse (or partner) to agree on your issues, settle your case, finalize your divorce, and put the legal conflict behind you.

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April 2017.  Everyone has a different level of organization, and a different sense of need to be prepared. Some people start mediation with little, or no, prior preparation, and learn what they need along the way. Other people would not dream of starting the process without being prepared.

Regardless of which category you may fall into, or if you are somewhere in between, this article provides some helpful suggestions for preparation.


August 2017.  When discussing alimony in divorce mediation, there are situations in which both parties agree to waive alimony. In other situations, more indepth discussions about alimony are appropriate. If alimony is an issue in mediation, the questions usually turn to: What type of alimony? How much? For how long?

New Jersey Alimony, maintenance, statute. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(10)b., provides, in part, “In all actions brought for divorce, dissolution of a civil union, divorce from bed and board, legal separation from a partner in a civil union couple or nullity the court may award one or more of the following types of alimony: open durational alimony; rehabilitative alimony; limited duration alimony or reimbursement alimony to either party...”

Helpful Resources.

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