Is Divorce with Dignity Possible?
Sadly, anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but is there a way to for a couple to go their separate ways with a minimum of stress and with a sense of dignity and grace? What mindset needs to be adopted as a couple approaches divorce? At what point does it make sense to consult with a mediator? What is the biggest mistake most people make as they approach the divorce process? Should one consider going 'pro se' or self-representing? What is the value and purpose of a prenuptial agreement? These, and other questions will be explore in this episode.
G U E S T S
Anju Jessani is a mediator who established Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services in 1997 with offices in Clinton and Hoboken, New Jersey. Ms. Jessani served as president of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators from 2005 to 2007 and as a board member for a decade beginning in 2000. She was recognized by the New Jersey State Bar Association's Board of Trustees for her work on the New Jersey irreconcilable differences divorce bill in 2007.
Alan Karmin is the author of The Measure of a Man, and the principle of Karmin Paralegal and Mediation Services in Scotch Plains, New Jersey specializing in family law. He is an adjunct professor at Union County College and a member of the Lamda Epsilon Chi (KI) paralegal honor society, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Paralegal Association of New Jersey.
MaryAnn Bauer is a certified matrimonial attorney based in Hunterdon County New Jersey. In 2014 she was named Hunterdon County Professional Lawyer of the Year and in 2012 was awarded the SAFE Community of Light Social Justice Award. Experienced in all methods of dispute resolution, Ms. Bauer specializes in divorce, custody, and domestic violence issues and is a trained collaborative law attorney as well as a mediator and arbitrator.