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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Somerset County

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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.

Give us a call at (908) 356-7634 or contact us online to learn more and schedule your confidential consultation.

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:

  • Divorce
  • 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.

ADR allows:

  • 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

Contact us at (908) 356-7634 to request an in-person consultation to discuss your case with our Somerset County family law mediators and arbitrators.

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