Family Law

Family Law and Divorce Mediation

Whether your divorce case involves child support, custody, parenting time, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and/or liabilities, Joseph Cicala has the experience and knowledge needed to get you the results that you want.

Beyond the basics of a Divorce, Mr. Cicala handles all dissolution (when the parties are or were married) and non-dissolution (when the parties were never married) family law issues such as:

  • Change of a child's surname
  • Removal of a child from the State of New Jersey to live in another State
  • Domestic violence restraining order trials
  • Parenting time modifications
  • Upward or downward child support modifications
  • Enforcement actions
  • Registering your out-of-state child support order, custody order or divorce decree in New Jersey
  • Preparation of premarital agreements
  • Dissolutions of domestic partnerships

In 2007, Joseph Cicala was certified pursuant to Court Rule 1:40 as a Family Law Mediator, and since that time has found success in facilitating dissolution agreements between couples that are divorcing.

A successful mediator requires a commitment from both parties to the mediation process. Parties who commit to the mediation process as a way to dissolve their marriage and settle their custodial and/or financial disputes benefit from the process in many ways, including:

  • Mediation is cost-effective and can save the parties to a divorce thousands of dollars each
  • Mediation will allow the parties to have control over the way in which their disputes are resolved
  • Mediation offers a way for parties to end their marriage with dignity
  • A successful mediation will permit you to be divorced in an expedient manner
  • Mediation sessions can be scheduled at the parties convenience and does not have to take place during work hours

Also, if you have successfully mediated your divorce with a family law mediator, Mr. Cicala is available as a "Review Attorney". A Review Attorney files the divorce complaint for one of the parties and prepares the property settlement agreement based upon the mediated agreement. The Review Attorney then appears in court to finalize the marriage dissolution.