If you are considering an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process to settle your dispute, you may be wondering which option is best for you. Any of the processes listed below are a good option for parties wishing to resolve their dispute outside of court in a private setting. Mediation Mediation is most successful when parties can come to the table and negotiate in good faith. … [Read more...] about Mediation, Arbitration, or Collaborative Law? Which is right for you?
When faced with a difficult or challenging situation, many of us try to race through the situation as quickly as possible in an effort to get back to a sense of normalcy and equilibrium. For this reason, I often hear parties wish to use mediation to reduce the time they spend going through a divorce. While it is generally true that mediation is faster than a typical litigation process, it does … [Read more...] about Divorce is a marathon, not a sprint
Yes. Many of my mediation clients are pro se, meaning they do not have an attorney, or, if represented by an attorney, elect not to have their attorney attend mediation. It is my belief that parties are in the best position to make decisions about their family post-divorce. As long as all parties act in good faith, bring all information to the table, and are willing to have open … [Read more...] about Can my spouse and I choose mediation if we don’t have attorneys?
When working with parents who have dependent children, it is important to keep the needs of the parties’ children front and center during the parents’ divorce process. This comes up not only in the parenting plan and child support order, but also when we look into division of property and spousal support. Parents often come in with preconceived ideas of what will be best for … [Read more...] about What it means to have a child-focused divorce
I’m often asked, “How much is this process going to cost?” It is difficult to answer this question because so much of it depends on how much of my time is necessary to address your needs. There are some ways to reduce your costs: Know your high-level goals: Regardless of the process you have selected for your divorce or legal separation, your high-level goals are … [Read more...] about How Much Will This Cost?