Every January, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions as they aim to better themselves over the subsequent 12 months. After my own divorce, which was complicated, unhealthy, and tumultuous, my New Year’s resolution was to provide divorcing couples a healthier way to divorce. In January 2011, ROAD to RESOLUTION: Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Family Law was founded. I love the idea of New Year’s resolutions; however, I’m here to share perspective about another type of resolution: Alternative dispute resolution.
As a licensed mediator and collaborative family law attorney, I believe in alternative dispute resolution. ROAD to RESOLUTION is a non-adversarial law practice which means that I work with families outside of court to settle their matters through collaborative divorce, mediation, and private agreements. Our legal team is committed to fostering a space for cooperation and collaboration.
You might not expect to see the words ‘divorce’ and ‘healthy’ in the same sentence, as it likely seems like an oxymoron due to how society portrays separation and divorce. However, as a divorce attorney and licensed mediator, I’m here to prove that a divorce journey can be done in a healthy manner.
Collaborative and pro se mediation methods are increasing in popularity. It’s for good reason too, as more divorcing couples look to preserve relationships and customize their settlements while reducing conflict. As a collaborative family law and divorce mediation firm, ROAD to RESOLUTION is committed to helping clients save time, money, and unnecessary emotional turmoil. Our legal team is experienced in out-of-court settlement through collaborative and pro se mediation methods. While the options have some similarities, they are different and can determine the course of your divorce.
It’s no secret that litigation is expensive, time consuming, and emotionally draining. Unfortunately, it is still the most common way to divorce in the United States. There are some promising numbers though as out-of-court settlement methods like pro se mediation, conventional mediation, and collaborative law are increasing in popularity.
Collaborative Law is a type of dispute resolution which is settled outside of the court system. While it is a newer method, it is growing in popularity for family law cases due to its processes which are known to save time and money. When used for divorce, the concept is in its name. The goal is to collaborate to reach an agreement where both spouses win, rather than fight through litigation where only one spouse wins. It is widely recognized as a respectful approach with long-lasting mutual benefit.