Category: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Considering Divorce: Discover Options

May 23, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Mediation

Icon for author Heather Trostle Smith Heather Trostle Smith

No two marriages are the same, and so it only follows no two divorces will be the same either. While the majority of divorcing couples today choose the traditional model of litigated divorce, keep in mind litigated does not mean the divorce ends up in court. In fact, the vast majority of all divorce cases are resolved by an out-of-court settlement agreement, each choosing a slightly different route of dispute […]

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Divorce in Focus: Interests Over Positions

Consider for a moment why you want something, not just what it is you want. There’s a difference. We often take positions asking for what we want without divulging the why. It’s an argumentative tactic we learn even at a young age to ensure an outcome in our favor. Yet understanding the distinction between what and why can lead to a faster, or easier, settlement when it comes to divorce […]

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Mediation or Collaborative Law?

Mediation and collaborative law are two types of alternative dispute resolution processes with a highly important similarity — the goal of amicable resolution. The mediation process commences with the parties involved hiring a mediator to assist them in reaching their goal of settlement. The mediator does not represent either party. The parties each have their respective counsel should he or she choose to be represented. The mediator commonly advises the […]

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Is Collaborative Law the Process for You?

May 04, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

Making the decision to divorce does not always equate to a battle in court. Trained collaborative law attorneys can review alternative dispute resolution options with you other than the traditional litigation route. In the past few years, the collaborative process has grown due in part to some very positive aspects of collaborative law, which may be a favorable option for you. The collaborative process is a conscious choice to agree […]

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