Joseph Pandolfi

Retired Judge

Joe attended Fordham University, and graduated with a B.A. in political science. He then attended Fordham University School of Law, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree.

Joe was a practicing attorney for 35 years, handling matters in various areas of the law, with an emphasis on family law and litigation. Among other professional accomplishments, he successfully argued a landmark family law case before the New Jersey Supreme Court. During the period of his private practice, he also served as a municipal court judge for 10 years.

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Articles By Joseph Pandolfi

Divorce Mediation vs. Lawyer: What Costs More?
If you’re contemplating divorce, the thought of astronomical legal fees can keep you up at night. Learn about the alternative way to divorce that can save you money.
Questions to Ask a Prospective Divorce Mediator
Divorce mediation is a great option for spouses hoping to save money and avoid fighting in court. To get the most out of your mediation, though, you’ll want to make sure you hire the right mediator for your case.
Differences Between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce
Having a court decide the issues in your divorce—known as a “litigated” divorce—can be contentious and expensive. Fortunately, you have other options: Participating in mediation or moving forward with a collaborative divorce could make the process less stressful and more cost effective.
What Is Divorce Mediation?
See why settling divorce issues through mediation is a better option than heading to court for many people. Then learn how mediation works, how much it costs, and how to get started.