Arbitration, Negotiation & More
Like Collaborative Divorce and Early Neutral Assessment, mediation and arbitration are viable ways to resolve differences and execute the divorce process without the court time and contentiousness that many couples fear.
Working through the mediation process, a mediator acting as a neutral party works through issues with you and your spouse in a forum that is less about "winning" and "me versus them" and more about creating a resolution that helps create balanced outcomes. Mediation can help preserve positive relationships between parties – relationships that are particularly important when children are involved and couples will share in the raising of their children.
Mediators are trained to secure outcomes that reflect compromise and the best interests of each party, as they remain neutral throughout the process.
Before beginning mediation, it is always helpful to work with your lawyer to identify issues that may present problems and develop outcomes and scenarios that provide you comfort and confidence.
Mediation – like other approaches to divorce, from the conventional to the non-traditional – is not for everyone. Click here for more information on whether mediation might be beneficial in your situation.
Binding Arbitration is another option available to you if mediation fails. This solution works for couples who either do not want their divorce proceedings to be a matter of public court record or are looking for a more expedient resolution. Binding arbitration must be agreed to by both parties - if you cannot both agree to it, arbitration cannot be ordered. To learn more about arbitration click here.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our team of experienced lawyers. Divorce Matters® can help you evaluate mediation to chart a course to resolution that serves your family's best interests.