When attempting to resolve a family law matter, there are a numerous methods to explore. I am Bonnie Rossi, Attorney at Law and I am fully dedicated to helping my family law clients achieve a successful resolution to their cases.
Litigation is often expensive and time consuming. Therefore, before resorting to litigation to reach a resolution in your divorce and/orother family law issues, I encourage my clients to utilize other forms of dispute resolution in regard to their marital separation, divorce, and/or custody settlements. The two main types of dispute resolution that I use are listed below. Please contact me to discuss these further.
4-Way Settlement Conferences
During a 4-way settlement conference, my client and I will sit down with the opposing party and his or her lawyer to discuss the terms of a possible settlement in the case. These meetings are conducted professionally and respectfully, with the parties cooperatively working toward a solution to the case. This form of alternative dispute resolution is much less expensive than litigation and allows clients to control the time-table during which the settlement is reached. You do not have to worry about being scheduled on a judge's calendar, which may prolong a decision in the case.
Though I first attempt to utilize a 4-way settlement conference to reach a marital settlement agreement, mediation is another form of alternative dispute resolution that can be equally effective for my clients. With the help of a certified, neutral mediator, it is possible to reach an agreement that is in your best interests. Much like a 4-way settlement conference, mediation can be an efficient and often cost-effective way to resolve any divorce-related disputes, such as property distribution and alimony.