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Save Time, Money And Stress With 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 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 help the parties remain in good standing with each other, which may be unlikely with traditional court orders.

Types Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

  • Collaborative law — This type of ADR is nonadversarial and involves both parties working together alongside trained professionals such as mental health experts, financial experts and child development specialists. Generally, it considers the emotional well-being of the entire family first.
  • Mediation — This is a form of ADR involving a neutral third party who helps create a constructive dialogue aimed at reaching a mutually beneficial conclusion through a structured process.
  • Arbitration — This type of ADR involves presenting testimony to one or more arbitrators and is used to determine the award to the party at fault. Decisions can be binding or nonbinding.

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 650-473-0822.