Posts tagged ADR
DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER?

Laws are pervasive and complicated. Everyday each of us has an encounter with some aspect of the law: “rules of the road”, family matters, children, schools. Even paying our taxes requires at least a rudimentary knowledge of the law. Most can navigate these everyday experiences with the law. There are times, however, when knowing what laws apply to a situation and then deciding what action to take become critical. That’s where seeking the knowledge and expertise of lawyers becomes essential.

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Collaborative Family Law: Resolving Your Legal Matters Outside the Courtroom

Collaborative Family Law is an ADR process by which the parties work together to resolve their legal issues outside of the courtroom with the assistance of their registered Collaborative lawyers and other team members. After an initial consultation and preparatory meeting with their own respective lawyers, clients will then meet together in a series of face-to-face 4-way meetings with their Collaborative lawyers.

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Mediation in Family Law

Litigation and the court system are inherently adversarial; inevitably, there is a “winner” and “loser”, leading to further tension and strain on relationships.  Mediation, on the other hand, may reduce future conflict between parties by improving communication and problem-solving skills. This is particularly important when children are involved

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The Basics of Mediation: What is It and What does it Involve?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which an impartial, neutral third party (the mediator) helps parties reach a negotiated settlement. Put simply, it is a way to resolve disputes outside of the court system. Unlike a judge or arbitrator, a mediator does not impose solutions on the parties involved, but rather, merely facilitates conversation between the participants. Ultimately the decision making rests with the parties themselves.

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