Alternative Dispute Resolution

Exploring Different Paths to Family Law Resolutions

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a general term used to describe methods of conflict resolution designed to assist parties involved in a dispute. With ADR, parties can resolve their problems without resorting to potentially expensive and stressful litigation.

In the divorce and family law context, the most common forms of ADR are mediation and collaborative law. These procedures are particularly relevant in family law because people are concerned about the emotional consequences of taking a family dispute to court.

At the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC, we believe that alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and collaborative law can be helpful in many divorce and family law cases. We also believe our clients should enter into these procedures with a full understanding of their options. Contact our Roseville law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law ADR attorney.

Finalizing Divorces With the Help of Attorney Mediators

If you and your spouse are in general agreement about the terms of your divorce, an attorney can act as a mediator to help you iron out any remaining details, including the exact legal procedures that will be used to divide your community property, and draft all of the tedious paperwork for you.

Mediation can be a cost-effective, amicable way to finalize a divorce without any need for litigation. We are experienced at mediating divorce settlements between spouses.

This procedure is different from the mandatory mediation that the court will require if you get involved in a contested child custody case. It is also important to note that if we begin mediating your divorce and then, for whatever reason, you or your spouse decides to take the case into litigation, we will not be able to represent either of you.

Strategic Pursuit of Your Family Law Goals

In addition to divorce mediation, we also offer mediation services in other family law matters under similar conditions. Contact our law firm to discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of mediation, collaborative law and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Call 916-756-4012 today.