Dispute Resolution and Collaboration Options

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When facing an issue involving families and marriages, there are a number of different dispute resolution and collaboration options to resolve any conflicts. It is always best for families and children to use the process which causes the least stress for the family and children. Clients who wish to have the most say in determining the outcome, can use the dispute resolution process or mediation which are alternatives to traditional litigation. You can use more than one process as needed to help resolve your matter.

At times couples and parties can work out an agreement between themselves, sometimes using a therapist or family member to help them reach a settlement. Other times the parties wish to work it out between themselves, but they need a mediator who facilitates and guides them and helps to keep the peace so they can reach a fair resolution. Still other times, a party feels he or she must have an attorney in the room with them, on their side, but they do not want to go to court. For them, collaborative law is often a much better alternative than the traditional litigation model.

Litigation and the court model is the usually the best alternative for someone who feels they need to be protected either for their personal safety or the protection of their assets. In this model, parties go to court and a judge makes a ruling if the parties cannot reach an agreement through their attorneys.

To learn more about each dispute resolution option, its relative benefits and potential drawbacks for your particular situation, just click on each option in the drop down menu on top or on the left of this page.

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