Tag Archives: alternative dispute resolution

Comparing Methods of Dispute Resolution

When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, you do not necessarily have to go through the traditional courtroom litigation process. In fact, it’s highly advisable to avoid that process if at all possible, as it can get long, drawn out and expensive, not to mention it’s public. Here are a few examples… Read More »

Steps to Determine if Mediation is Right for You

The prospect of going through a divorce can be a bit scary and overwhelming. However, if you do decide it is the best way of moving forward and getting on with your life, you might consider using divorce mediation as your means of dispute resolution. How do you know if divorce mediation is the right… Read More »

Arbitration vs. Mediation: What to Know

Mediation and arbitration are both alternatives to a standard courtroom divorce. However, there are some important differences between the two that you should be aware of before choosing which you will go with for your divorce Here’s a quick overview of each so you can get a sense of what is the best option for… Read More »

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: What You Should Know

Collaborative divorce and mediation are two alternative divorce methods that allow you to get through the divorce process on your own terms. But what are the differences between these two divorce methods? Here’s a quick look at what you should know. Divorce mediation Divorce mediation involves sitting in a session with a dedicated, third-party divorce… Read More »

What Happens if Divorce Mediation Doesn’t Work for Us?

One of the common concerns people tend to have about divorce mediation is that it will not work out for them, and then they’ll be right back where they started. It’s true that there are people who go into the mediation process with good intentions, but soon discover it isn’t going to work for them…. Read More »

Are There Any Drawbacks to Divorce Mediation?

As you research whether divorce mediation is right for you, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of opting for this alternative dispute resolution method. As you likely know, divorce mediation allows you to take control over the issues in your divorce and work with your spouse to establish outcomes that are favorable to… Read More »

Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce: A Comparison

Mediation and collaborative divorce are two alternative methods of resolving divorce issues that allow spouses to avoid drawn-out court battles. However, there are some key differences. Here’s a quick overview of how these processes differ from each other. Similar results, different processes The purpose of both mediation and collaborative divorce is to allow spouses to… Read More »

Pandemic Delays Make Non-Litigation Divorces More Appealing

Even though courts have begun to reopen in some areas throughout the United States, the backlog that built up through the pandemic will take many months to clear. Judges and court administrators will face a type of triage as they determine which cases should be prioritized as operations slowly return to normal. Matters that might… Read More »

Making the Best of Virtual Mediation During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when courts are closed and economic fears abound, using mediation might be the best option for many couples to resolve disagreements over divorce and parenting terms. While social distancing guidelines warn against groups of people gathering in small places, technology gives parties, their lawyers and third-party mediators the… Read More »

Coronavirus Stress Leading Some Couples To Consider Divorce

When COVID-19 forced states to issue quarantine orders, few people knew what to expect or how long the restrictions would last. Now that the crisis has dragged on for several weeks, some couples are finding that marital troubles are part of the toll caused by the coronavirus. Close quarters and serious health fears have stirred… Read More »