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Free Introduction Mediation Session - 30 minutes.  Providing family and divorce mediation in Cherry Hill, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and other convenient locations.  Helping divorcing and separating families with all family mediation services, including:  divorce, separation, child custody, parenting plans, distribution of assets and debts and other issues of concern to the parties.  A divorce and family mediation center with the experience you can trust.

Family Law and Divorce Attorney - Since 1994
Family and Divorce Mediation. Services - Since 1996

New Jersey Mediation

What is Mediation?  Why Mediate?

A divorce is a stressful time for all parties involved.  It is not just filing divorce papers.  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.

Family Law Mediation can help you take control back.  A less adversarial setting than a courtroom.  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.

Mediation is not for divorce proceedings only.  Most domestic relations issues can be addressed in Mediation, including issues for married and non-married couples and families. Addressing issues for LGBT families and couples. Mediation may also be appropriate whenever there are interpersonal issues in conflict.

Issues discussed may include:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Legal and Physical Custody
  • Parenting Plan
  • Support
  • Other issues of concern for Children
  • Distribution of Assets
  • Distribution of Debts
  • Other issues of concern for separating or divorcing couples
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Other interpersonal conflicts

Benefits of Mediation, vs. litigated proceedings, include:

  • Less Costly
  • Faster resolution
  • Private setting
  • Increased Control - over the resolution
  • Compliance - because parties work together, compliance with a mediated agreement is usually high
  • Mutuality - parties work mutually toward a resolution
  • Preservation of Relationships - integrity of the process helps preserve relationships
  • Support - Mediator acts as a neutral facilitator to guide parties through the process
  • Think "outside of the box" for possible solutions

What Documents to gather to bring to Mediation:

If you would like to start pulling together documents that will be helpful during the Mediation process, the following is a list of the categories of documents:

  • Income information - recent pay stubs, last tax return, last W-2s, 1099s, etc.
  • Asset information - copies of most recent statements and /or a list of assets
  • Debt information - copies of most recent statements and /or a list of debts
  • Insurance information - you will need this when filing with court, but for the purpose of Mediation - Life Insurance information and Health Insurance information (cost to cover children).
  • Employment-based benefits - including any retirement plans, savings plans, or other benefits
  • Expense / Budget information - monthly living expenses.
  • Other documents you feel may be important to review.

Note:  Please do not worry too much if you are unable to pull any or all of this information together prior to your introduction appointment.  We can proceed either way.

Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, Esq., APM, is a family and divorce Attorney representing clients since 1994 in divorce and family law matters.  She is also an Accredited Professional Mediator, by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.  Ms. Rucinski is trained to Mediate both Divorce and Family Law matters, as well as general civil and equity Mediation matters since 1996.

Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski is available during standard business hours for divorce and family law mediation, and to consult as a divorce and family law attorney.  Often other arrangement may be made to accommodate your schedule

Mediation, A Good Solution for a Difficult Situation

Serving All of New Jersey

923 Haddonfield Road, Suite 300
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002

Including:  Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Ocean and Cape May
New Jersey



200 Centennial Avenue, Suite 200
Piscataway, New Jersey  08854

Including:  Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset and Union
New Jersey



Law and Mediation Offices of Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, LLC
923 Haddonfield Road, Suite 300 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 US
Phone: 856-988-7529 Website: www.NewJerseyMediation.com



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