Mediation, Collaborative Law & Conflict ResolutionEven the most difficult dissolution cases can usually benefit from the use of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is one of many methods our attorneys use to develop a solution to the financial, custody, parenting time and support issues facing divorcing couples. Our attorneys can help in a number of ways, including preparing the client who wants to mediate without attorneys present, or accompanying the client who wants the skill and knowledge of an attorney by his or her side during the mediation. In addition, we can review agreements achieved through unrepresented mediation to see if they are fair and appropriate.
Many of our attorneys are also qualified to be mediators and help parties, whether represented or not, achieve an appropriate resolution to their case.
Collaborative law is a relatively new method of alternative dispute resolution in which the attorneys and the parties work collaboratively to achieve an outcome that is fair and acceptable to both parties. Parties who agree to work collaboratively also agree that their attorneys will work with them only on the collaborative process and that new attorneys will need to be hired if litigation becomes necessary. Collaboration is not for all cases, but several of our attorneys are qualified to act as collaborative attorneys for those clients who want to explore it as an option.