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Collaborative Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution

We take a customized approach to handling domestic disputes.

Mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice are forms of alternative dispute resolution used in place of litigation, which involves taking a dispute to court. The experienced attorneys in our Family Law Practice Group always strive to maintain civility among family members and to minimize negative effects on any children that may be involved. The use of alternative dispute resolution provides several advantages, including faster case conclusion, which results in reduced stress and lower costs.

Solutions that fit your situation.

Our seasoned counselors understand that each set of circumstances is unique. We spend significant time with each client to learn about and understand their personal needs and goals. Based on each exclusive situation, our attorneys determine which approach to pursue in order to achieve optimal results:

  • Mediating family disputes: In this method of alternative dispute resolution, a mediator or third party helps the parties involved to reach a settlement. The mediator may propose a solution, but does not have authority to make binding decisions. The objective of mediation is to find a middle ground where all parties can agree.
  • Arbitrating domestic issues: When mediation fails, a conflict may then be placed under the more formal process of arbitration. Arbitration is directed to conclude the case and impose a final decision or resolution of the conflict in the fairest possible way.
  • Collaborative practice approach: Collaborative practice is a cooperative, voluntary, team-based process to resolve family disputes without the need to go to court. With the help of professionals in various disciplines, parties work together to create shared solutions to all aspects of the dispute: financial, emotional and legal. Collaborative practice is often used to resolve divorce and other family matters such as premarital agreements, domestic partnerships, guardianships, and child custody and support matters.

Let’s take a healthier approach to family law.

To find out how the attorneys of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC can help resolve your family law matter in a less adversarial way, call us at 410.995.5800 or email an attorney from our Family Law Practice Group.