Divorce And Family Law ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Not every divorce case has to go through lengthy and costly litigation. In fact, most divorces are settled through negotiations and ADR ("Alternative Dispute Resolution") methods, including mediation. There are many benefits of ADR such as taking less time and lowering the cost of a divorce.

At the Law Offices of Angelo J. Lagorio, we believe that every family law and divorce case is unique and deserves a catered approach. Whether this means fierce litigation or utilizing our ADR skills, we approach resolving your divorce case in a way that makes sense for your specific circumstances. However, we do believe in helping our clients understand the benefits of ADR and how this can really be a smart choice for all parties involved.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is one of the most common ADR methods utilized in a divorce or family law case. Both parties can be represented by their own attorney. A third-party neutral will then facilitate communication between the parties to help resolve all divorce issues. The mediation is completely confidential. Furthermore, either party can walk away if they wish and pursue litigation if they find the mediation is not resolving the issues at hand.

What Are The Benefits Of ADR/Mediation?

There are many benefits to using mediation over litigation. First, the cost. Mediation is often much less expensive than divorce litigation. Secondly, mediation often takes less time and is more efficient. Divorce can drag on for months and sometimes even years. Third, a mediation agreement is determined by the parties themselves. They are the ones that get to decide what their custody agreement will look like. Not a judge who has the final say in litigation. Lastly, mediation allows for an amicable divorce resolution. There is less contention in the divorce, and ultimately this is in the best interests children involved in a divorce.

Schedule Your Free 30-Minute Initial Consultation

We invite you to discuss your divorce or other family law case by calling our law firm at 925-750-8757. You can also contact us online to reach our Fremont, California, law office. One of our dedicated lawyers can go over your specific situation and help you determine the next best steps in moving forward toward a resolution.