Dispute resolution comes in many different forms and can involve more than two parties. Depending on your situation, settlement may be possible.
Discussion allows multiple avenues to be explored and can create a resolution that is considerate of both parties’ interests
Diminishes the likelihood of lengthy and costly legal battles
Increases the possibility of amicable relations between parties in the future
Allows parties to retain control over their affairs and craft their own solutions
Mediation is one option, however collaborative law is also a viable alternative. Collaborative law can be a formal or informal process that allows lawyers and other experts — like financial planners, child specialists, and divorce coaches — to engage in active dialogue. In a formal process, parties agree not to pursue court action while the process is ongoing. In an informal process, parties and their lawyers attempt to resolve the dispute amicably through four-way meetings. Regardless of its form, settlement-focused approaches should be considered.