Collaborative Law And Mediation

Understanding Alternative Methods To Resolving Your Family Law Matter

A divorce can be costly. Today, many parties opt to proceed through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaboration or mediation, to resolve their family law matters.

These methods allow parties to settle their issues out of court.

Benefits To Using Mediation To Resolve Your Divorce

They often provide other benefits as well. Parties often:

  • Save time and money
  • Avoid litigation, including court hearings and trial
  • Possess greater control over the outcome of agreements and the final divorce decree
  • Avoid public documentation of their private matters

Additional Benefits

Such dispute resolution methods also tend to expose children to less hostility or conflict. Our clients who are able to conclude successful divorce mediations often have better relationships with their ex-spouse as time goes by as compared to our clients who endure highly disputed divorce proceedings.

Is Mediation Or Collaboration The Right Choice For You?

To find out whether mediation or collaboration is right for you, it's important to consult with an attorney, one who fully understands the process and the pros and cons to each.

In some cases, neither method is appropriate. You might have an extremely good case that is winnable in court, and you might stand to gain more by litigating your divorce settlement.

Since you'll likely have some sort of relationship with the party post divorce, the more cooperative that relationship is, the easier life tends to be.

Working With Our Team

At Gardner Law Office, our attorneys have extensive experience handling cases both in and out of court. Whichever avenue is right for you, we will ensure that your rights and best interests are always protected throughout the process.

Call our office today at 610-228-4626 to learn more about collaboration and mediation and the processes involved with both.