Alternative Dispute Resolution

If you and another party are having difficulty coming to a resolution about an issue but don't want to spend the extra time, money, and emotional stress that can come from typical family law court cases, then turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) might be your best option.

This form of conflict resolution can carry the legally binding power of a court order without the high costs associated with family law litigation. It can also save time and can help the parties remain in good standing with each other after resolving their disputes which may be unlikely with traditional court orders.

Types Of Alternative Dispute Resolutions

If you think ADR might suit your situation, we can help you explore your options, including:

  • Collaborative law (collaborative practice)— This type of ADR is nonadversarial and is facilitated by a specially trained group of professionals that can include mental health experts, financial experts, and child development specialists. Generally, it considers the emotional well-being of the entire family while ensuring that your needs are addressed.
  • Mediation — A form of ADR involving a neutral third party who helps create a constructive dialogue aimed at reaching a win-win conclusion through a structured process. Diane Morin works as either a mediator or a "consulting attorney" in independent mediations.
  • Consultation Attorney - Ms. Moring consults for a person who is already in mediation.

Get Answers About Alternative Dispute Resolution

If you have a family law dispute and want to keep your matters out of time-consuming and costly litigation, alternative dispute resolution may be for you. For more information on how to begin your ADR, feel free to contact us online or call 650-935-4162.