Alternative Dispute Resolution in Somerset County
Resolve Your Family Matter Effectively
Though television and movies make divorce out to be a contentious courtroom battle, not all cases are like this. In fact, many families turn to alternative forms of dispute resolution when navigating a divorce or other family matter.
Alternative dispute resolution – or ADR – refers to the various methods of resolving disputes between parties. In family law, ADR is particularly helpful since emotions can run high and litigation often increases tensions between family members.
If you are interested in discovering whether alternative dispute resolution may be the right approach to your family law matter, consult with Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP. Our Somerset County ADR lawyers are uniquely capable of handling cases through any means of dispute resolution.
Types of ADR
There are various types of alternative dispute resolution available to choose from, each with its own potential pros and cons. We can help you determine which approach is best suited for your situation.
At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, we can assist you with:
The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternate dispute resolution allows you, rather than the family court, to control the process of resolving issues in your divorce.
It provides you with the opportunity to make creative decisions and create workable solutions regarding issues such as:
- Child custody
- Visitation/parenting time
- Child support
- College tuition and child support
- Spousal support
- Division of property and assets
- Premarital agreements
- Cohabitation and palimony
While courts are bound by strict rules and procedures, ADR provides flexibility in the negotiations, the time frames for resolving issues, and the exchange of information. Typically, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce are less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful than divorce court litigation.
- Flexibility and self-determination in the time frames for resolving disputes
- Negotiations that are not limited by court timelines
- Substantially lower costs
- Confidentiality of all proceedings and negotiations
- More control over who decides the issues
- Agreements that are far more comprehensive and detailed than judicial decisions
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