If the process of terminating your marriage seems to have stalled, you might benefit from alternative dispute resolution. Your attorney can help you understand different options and determine which is most beneficial for your particular matter.
When would you use alternative dispute resolution?
Utilizing a neutral third party or alternative dispute resolution process often helps people reach agreements on issues that are particularly difficult or contested. These processes can help you find creative solutions to specific problems, construct comprehensive settlement agreements, or resolve issues which have caused your matter to stall.
Alternative dispute resolution is almost always preferable to litigation. The following are a few options that may work for you:
- A Parenting coordinator;
- Financial early neutral evaluation; or
- The collaborative process.
These processes can potentially help you conserve time, emotional energy, and funds, and they may help the resolution of your marriage and/or your parenting matters progress as smoothly as possible.
For example, hiring a neutral financial expert can help you and your spouse understand your finances and/or settle disagreements related to your property or debt. You could also ask for a parenting coordinator to be appointed by the Court to help resolve disputes regarding your children.
If a judge ordered you to enter mediation, or you believe you could benefit from alternative dispute resolution, your legal team can help you find the right professionals or options. An amicable process is possible between people who are willing to find a solution through creative means.