Family law matters such as divorce and legal separation can influence other aspects of your life, such as your parental rights, personal property, children, and assets. Each of these subjects is of the utmost importance and many family law cases affect more than one of these areas of your personal life.
We provide Mediation, Arbitration and Mediation-Arbitration services for the following areas:
Not every divorce or family law matter need be resolved in court. There are alternatives, and these may provide an effective way of resolving even complex or contested issues. Settlement meetings, mediation, and arbitration can help spouses, parents, ex-spouses, and other parties find resolutions to their family law matters without the intervention of the court. This can save a considerable amount of time and money and can significantly reduce stress as well. Alternatives to court also foster more amicable relationships between divorcing or separating couples.
With mediation, a neutral third party will work to guide the parties to an agreement. Mediation can only be used if both parties agree to utilize this alternative to court. The mediator will be chosen and paid for jointly by the parties.
Arbitration is another alternative to litigation. As with mediation, both parties must consent to arbitration and they jointly retain the arbitrator.
The med/arb process is becoming increasingly popular in family law cases. Like mediation and arbitration, this process involves the agreement of both parties and is presided over by an Arbitrator. Med/Arb begins with mediation, which takes place in the same manner as set out above and if unresolved then switches over to binding Arbitration.