Accredited Professional Mediator

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. is an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM), a designation awarded by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). He is also a past Director, NJAPM’s Board of Directors, and a member of NJAPM. The APM designation is awarded to those mediators who have attained a high level of education and experience in mediation. Mr. Vanarelli is also approved under the New Jersey Court Rules as a Mediator in family and divorce matters, and civil, equity and probate litigation. He is on the roster of mediators maintained by the NJ’s Administrative Office of the Courts for civil cases, and for the mediation of the economic aspects of family law cases.

Mr. Vanarelli was also selected to participate on the Union County Probate Early Settlement Panel, comprised of experienced estate and elder law practitioners who assist the Court by mediating contested probate, estate and guardianship cases, as well as pending will contests. Mr. Vanarelli completed intensive training and supervised internships in Advanced Elder Mediation and Divorce Mediation. Mediation is the process by which a trained neutral person, called a mediator, facilitates the resolution of a dispute. Mediation is non-adversarial, with the objective of helping the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement.

Mediation can be used to resolve any dispute. There are many advantages to using mediation to resolve disputes rather than litigation in court during which the parties become adversaries. Mediated agreements are binding on the parties and enforceable in court.

New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

NJAPM is a statewide, non-profit professional organization dedicated to fostering excellence in the field of mediation; promoting mediation as the preferred method of dispute resolution; encouraging and providing mediation education to the public, the government and the professions; providing training and accrediting professional mediators; and protecting the public through the establishment of standards of conduct for mediators. NJAPM distributes lists of Accredited Professional Mediators to the public.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Accredited Professional Mediators and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, call us at 908-232-7400 or click here to contact us online.

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