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"Fair & Reasonable Advocacy For All"


Kathleen Vella has been an attorney for almost 30 years, having spent 20 of those in Divorce Mediation. As an attorney, Kathleen advances her client's position in a fair and reasonable manner. Her focus is on settlement, but if a settlement is not possible, she is able to proceed to trial as an aggressive advocate. As a mediator, she assists a couple in resolving their matrimonial issues so that each party feels they've been heard and treated fairly. Mediation is the least emotionally draining and most cost-effective route for any divorcing couple, especially for those having children. Many attorneys are now seeing the benefits of mediation and have recently been trained in the field. However, in the Atlantic and Cape May County area, Kathleen's extensive experience and abilities as a mediator far exceed her peers.


Top Tier Experience

Kathleen has worked with children and families in various professional incarnations over the last thirty years. As a preschool teacher, houseparent, trainer of foster parents for special needs children, matrimonial lawyer, and now mediator, the dynamics & needs of families have been of paramount importance to Kathleen.

Top Tier Experience

For Your Success

Handled properly, Mediation can effectively Empower Families & Reduce Conflict. The Result? Case Resolution.

Top Tier Experience

Getting Results

When considering everything from the division of marital assets to child custody & support, Kathleen has a unique talent in rationalizing the most fair arrangement to satisfy both parties, as well as setting the stage to help you with future co-parenting decisions.

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Divorce Mediation

Find an amicable resolution to divorce and custody issues when you call upon The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M. Vella, Esquire, in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, New Jersey. In practice since 1986, Kathleen is a divorce attorney specialized in family law, as well as a divorce mediator accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

Divorce Mediation

No Losers

Mediation is conducted so that there should be no losers. One spouse should not win at the expense of the other.

Divorce Mediation

The Process

Divorce mediation is an active process in which the mediator helps you to identify all the issues that need to be covered in your separation agreement .

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Client Testimonials

  • by Rahj Mason

    5 Stars! A relatively easy process that completely took the pressure off of us about a courtroom setting and expensive litigation. We both have a new respect for this course of action. Would certainly do it again, but hope I never have to!

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