Many divorcing couples express frustration over the adversarial legal system where feelings of rage, anxiety and sorrow are often exacerbated by the process and relative high costs. Divorce, child custody and other family law matters — ranging from dividing property and debt to custody of children and support obligations — involve some of the most complex and personal situations an individual encounters in a lifetime.
Fortunately, despite these feelings, divorcing couples do have choices that can help them control the process and the outcome. Alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative practice allow for important decisions to be made with the help of a skilled neutral who can open discussion of the facts and conduct interest-based negotiations to clear the air, generate options and create a positive context for settlement. These non-adversarial methods offer an innovative and effective way for couples to settle dissolution of marriage actions in a dignified and private manner.
Areas of Expertise:
- Child Custody, Visitation & Support
- Parenting Arrangements
- Property Distribution
- Debt Allocation
- Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
- Tax Considerations
- Domestic Violence
- Abduction Issues