Collaborative law is an internationally renowned process which enables parties to work with their lawyers and other family professionals in order to resolve conflict. A multidisciplinary collaborative team may include financial advisors, family psychologists and social workers, to help settle a wide variety of family matters according to the needs of both parties. A contract is signed by the parties and the professionals involved to keep all settlement discussions of court. Collaborative law is also used to deal with employment issues and other legal matters.
Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party (the mediator) assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. The mediator is intended to help the parties with decision-making to reach a fair and timely agreement, but does not provide family therapy or legal advice. Our mediators are family law lawyers who provide legal information throughout the process.
Parenting coordination is a child-focused service that aims to improve communication and reduce conflict between spouses. The parenting coordinator acts as a neutral third party to help parents understand the needs of their child, as well as assisting in making minor decisions involving the child that would not be important to the court or worthwhile involving a judge considering the expense.
In family arbitration, a neutral third party (the arbitrator) has the final, legal say about a dispute. It is the recommended service for parties who want a quick resolution because the arbitrator is the designated decision-maker. The arbitrator can be selected based on their knowledge or experience dealing with specific issues.