When going through divorce or other family law issues, every discussion with your partner can feel like a battle that nobody wins. This inability to find common ground and communicate constructively can precipitate divorce proceedings toward costly, drawn-out litigation that leaves both parties emotionally and financially wrung out.
Legal Alternatives That Help Alleviate Stress And Pressure
It is because of this contentious atmosphere surrounding litigation that alternative dispute resolution is increasingly common. At The Law Office of Julia M. Pendleton, attorney Julie Pendleton helps clients understand the various options at their disposal, including:
- Mediations: Mediations are a key aspect of our practice. In most cases, a mediation session proves to be a good use of time and resources as both parties can achieve positive results by resolving most, if not all, of their issues during these structured meetings. Whether pursuing mediation to obtain an out-of-court settlement or pursuant to the court’s mandate, we help you to stay focused on the ultimate goal: to resolve your issues as efficiently and effectively as possible while avoiding litigation.
- Arbitrations: Similar to mediation, arbitration offers a fast, cost-effective and private alternative to litigation. A third-party arbitrator (often a retired judge or an experienced lawyer) will listen as both sides present evidence and make a case for his or her interests. Once the arbitrator has heard both sides, he or she will offer a ruling that will settle the issue.
No two couples or relationships are exactly alike. Similarly, no two divorces or other proceedings follow the same script. That is why we work one-on-one with you and take the time to understand your individual needs and goals, all while tailoring our methods to fit your situation. If you and your partner would like to learn more about collaborative divorce and other alternative dispute resolution strategies, we encourage you to contact us and learn how we can help.
The Journey Toward Resolving Your Family Law Issues Starts Today
To schedule an appointment at our Greensboro, North Carolina, law office, call 336-355-8796 or submit our online contact form. We are accessible and responsive. Whether you live within the Piedmont Triad or elsewhere throughout the state, we can provide you with the quality and compassionate representation to see you through.