Clinton, New Jersey Office
42 Main Street, 2nd
Clinton, NJ 08809
(Please Direct Mail to Hoboken)
15 off Route 78
Convenient town location
to public transportation
Walking distance to restaurants
Clinton Office/Hunterdon County
Hoboken, New Jersey Office
Bloomfield Street, Suite 104
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
block from Washington Street
Blocks from Path Station
Convenient downtown location
Hudson Street parking lots
Walking distance to restaurants
Office hours are by appointment, and some evening
hours are available.
We offer a free half-hour office consultation that
you both attend, or a free half-hour three-way telephone consultation, so you
and your partner may decide whether mediation is appropriate for
your situation. Alternatively, the first half-hour of the
first mediation session is free.
Please phone 908-303-0396 or 201-217-1090 to
schedule an appointment, ask questions, or request
more information about our services. You will
find Anju easy to talk to as well as kind.
And, if you
feel your situation may not be appropriate for
mediation, or if you want to interview another
mediator, we would be glad to make a free referral to
a trusted colleague.
All phone calls are treated in a confidential manner
and are personally answered by Anju.
Fees are affordable and are on a pay-as-you-go
basis at the end of each session, with no retainer. Payment can be made
by check, money order, credit card (Visa/MC/Discover), or
cash. Receipts are provided for all payments.
The portion of mediation fees related to tax
planning is usually deductible, if you prepare an
itemized tax return. Please consult with your
tax advisor for more information.
Take advantage of our free half-hour offer for your
initial consultation or your first session.
You work hard for your money. Be a smart
consumer. Because there are no retainer fees
and you pay at the end of each session, you can
better manage the cost of your divorce.
Please visit our FAQs, Fee &
page for more information about fees.
Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services - Official Site
Marking our 19th Year Anniversary in May of 2016
Founded in 1997, Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services provides
family & divorce, and business/civil, mediation services.
All mediation services are provided by Anju D. Jessani,
Accredited Professional Mediator, rather than associates or
trainees. Her Wharton MBA and her extensive experience
working in the financial world make her uniquely qualified
to conduct complex, economic mediations. In
their 2008 survey, Anju was ranked in the top 20
family/divorce New Jersey mediators by
Our practice is almost entirely devoted to providing
mediation services. We are passionate about mediation, and
obsessed with providing quality service at an affordable
price. Having served as the mediator for over 900
mediation cases in the past seventeen years, you have the
comfort of knowing that your mediation is being conducted by
a true professional, who is recognized by her clients for
her expertise, tenacity, and caring. Anju is also
active in training and mentoring mediators, and has trained
over 1,000 professionals in the field of mediation.
The mediation and legal communities, as well as the New
Jersey courts, acknowledge Anju as one of the most
experienced and competent mediators in the region.
When people talk abut divorce mediation in Hudson, Hunterdon
and neighboring counties, Anju's name comes up time and
again, from multiple sources, as a trusted resource,
colleague and service provider.
Locations & Services
We have professional offices in
downtown Clinton in Hunterdon County, and also in
downtown Hoboken in Hudson County. Please visit our
Clinton page and
Hoboken page for more
information, including directions and parking information for each location.
We can mediate any New Jersey or New York divorce through
these offices, as there is no requirement that your
mediation be held in the county that you reside. As a member of Regus/Corporate HQ, we
also have access to professional
meeting rooms throughout the state, if neither of our office locations
is convenient. We are also
willing to meet at your attorney's offices.
Family & Divorce Mediation Services
We are completely familiar
with the divorce and child support issues that relate to New
Jersey and New York cases.
This is very
important as family law is specific to each state, with
nuances that can make a significant difference to the
outcome of your case. Our
Divorce Mediation page
provides more detailed explanation of the divorce mediation
including a list of documents you might need to provide to
your mediator at a later date.
We also offer services through
the New Jersey Judiciary's Administrative Office of the
Economic Mediation Program for Family/Divorce Cases, Rule
1:40 for cases that have not settled at the Court's
Early Settlement Panel. Additionally, for complex and high conflict
cases, we offer
collaborative mediation services, a hybrid
of mediation and collaborative law, where we work with the
clients directly, but have periodic five-way meetings with
our clients and their attorneys, at critical junctures in
the mediation process.
We also specialize in providing post-divorce mediation
services. Changes in circumstances as well as the child's
age may necessitate new arrangements. Blended
families, couples contemplating commitment, as well as
families in crisis can utilize mediation to address/define
financial and parental roles and responsibilities. Because
of our urban locations, we have significant experience
mediating conflicts for clients with different
socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We
provide mediation to families, stepfamilies, domestic
partners, civil unions, roommates, never married couples, grandparents, and extended families,
and are gay-friendly.
Additionally, we offer coaching/consulting to individuals going through separation
or divorce, either through mediation or litigation, where we
are not serving as the mediator. This can be
especially helpful for clients going through court-ordered
We offer business/civil
mediation services through the New Jersey
Judiciary's Administrative Office of the Courts' (AOC)
Presumptive Mediation Program for Civil Cases, Rule 1:40.
We are also registered through the
Central Contractor Registration database with the U.S. Federal
Government for government mediation assignments including
with the United States Department of Agriculture. Anju
is registered with the
New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Program to assist New
Jersey residents save their homes.
On a private basis, we offer
business mediation services through
Mediator Services (EMS), an organization of highly experienced
executives in business, commerce
and the professions, that helps resolve disputes and close deals
online, on-site, worldwide.
As an experienced mediator, Anju
serves as a
mentor to new mediators seeking
co-mediation experience to qualify for admission to the
roster of AOC mediators. She has also served as an
instructor for training classes in Advanced Civil Mediation,
as well as a facilitator for the Union County's annual civil
mediation training program.
We also offer coaching/consulting to individual businesses and
organizations going through the mediation process, where we
are not serving as the mediator. This can be
especially helpful for clients going through court-ordered
Profile for Anju D. Jessani,
Anju Jessani holds an MBA from The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania (WG'83), and a BA from Douglass
College, Rutgers University (DC'79). Prior to founding
Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services in 1997, Anju was a
manager with Price Waterhouse's Management Consulting Group,
and most recently, a Vice President with JP Morgan. In
1989, having served on the US Department of Treasury's
Fiscal Task Force, she was recognized by Treasury
Secretary, Nicholas Brady, for her contributions to increasing
the efficiency of the Department's revenue network.
Anju received her academic
training in mediation at the Center for Family and Divorce Mediation in
New York, and conducted her practical training through
Hudson County Court's Mediation Program in New Jersey. Her
practice is devoted entirely to providing alternative
dispute resolution services (primarily mediation), to
clients who seek a non-adversarial, problem-solving approach
to conflict resolution that allows them to keep in control
of their case.
Committed to making the divorce
process more cooperative and respectful, as well as more
cost-effective, She endeavors to treat every client as
if they were her only client. She embraces the concept
promulgated by filmmaker, Bill Brummel that "Dignity is
everyone's human right."
In addition to contributing to
professional journals, Anju has also participated in media
talk shows on the subject of divorce reform. She is
40-hour divorce mediation program and and teaches in the
Institute for Continuing Legal Education's 40-hour class. She completes at least
60 hours of continuing education credits every year,
exceeding both ACR and NJAPM's requirement for accredited
Reflecting her high level of
training and experience in the field of mediation, Anju is
an Advanced Practitioner Members of the
Association for Conflict
Resolution (ACR) - the most rigorous credential for
mediators, with less than ten mediators in New Jersey
holding that designation. She is an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM®) by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM),
an Advanced Mediator with the
Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and is also a Member of the
multi-disciplinary organization, the
Association of Family
and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
She recently qualified as a Certified Mediator with
Anju served on the NJAPM Board
of Directors from October 2000 to September 2010, including
as President from 2005-2007, and holding the office of
Immediate Past-President from 2007-2010. She was
honored by this 450+ member-organization at their
November 2007 annual conference.
She also received special recognition from the New Jersey
State Bar Association's Board of Trustees for her work on
the New Jersey irreconcilable differences divorce bill in
2007. She is editor for the NJAPM newsletter,
Mediation News, and serves as advisor to the
board on the Council of Presidents.
She serves on the University of
Pennsylvania Alumni Secondary School Committee, Hudson
County, and on the Board of Directors for
Safe Harbor Child Access Centers. Anju has also
served on the New Jersey Administrative Office of the
Court's Parenting Time Advisory Committee as the primary
Parenting Time: A Child's Right.
Anju brings extensive experience
in financial planning, real estate, taxation, pensions,
technology implementation and contract negotiation to the
mediation field. She has extraordinary project management
skills that translate into meeting client deadlines in an
organized and calm manner, thus helping to reduce your level
of stress as you work to resolve your conflict.
Born and raised in England, and
of Indian ethnicity, Anju moved to the United States at age
12, attending middle and high school in Glen Ridge, New Jersey,
and becoming a naturalized citizen in 1977. Her
involvement in mediation and divorce reform arose from her
divorce through mediation in 1994. She is both a
mother and a stepmother.
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"Your incredible grasp
of the financial issues really helped us to
come to a realistic agreement. We know that in the
future, our children will thank us for choosing you
as our mediator."
"You did a thorough and
impartial job, which made us both feel comfortable."
"You were wonderful.
You never lost your calm, and were understanding of
my pain and anger."
"You took a lot of pain
out of something I never really wanted to do. Both
my former wife and I felt like we were being helped
by a friend. This would never have been possible
with the traditional litigation process."
"You are very pleasant
and kind, in addition to knowing what you are
doing. My lawyer was quite impressed with you too!"
"We felt you were
always fair and impartial. When we disagreed
on issues, you provided relevant information, helped
us to understand each other's perspectives and to
establish common ground."
"In our marriage, my
spouse managed our money. By working with you
on the balance sheet and budget during mediation, I
finally understand our finances and am better
prepared for the future."
"We appreciate that you
have been available to help us deal with the many
changes in our lives and with our children since our
divorce. We didn't realize that mediation was
going to be so beneficial going forward."
found you to be incredibly professional, tactful,
and compassionate. You took so many worries off our
minds so that we could concentrate on the work of
healing and moving on."
In our sessions with you, we communicated better
than we did in marriage counseling.
"This is an absolutely wonderful practice that saved
me a lot of time, money and acrimony. Do yourself
and your kids a favor... mediate through
Divorce With Dignity first!!"