In our most recent blog, we took a look at the ins and outs of the legal side of divorce, as well as discussed additional considerations you may have to make in the process. Indeed, there is often much more than meets the eye when it comes to family law matters, and meeting our clients where they are is one of our most important goals during the course of our representation relationship. In today’s law blog, your North Haven and Greenwich, CT attorneys examine the different options for settling your family matter and what to expect from each process.
Settling in Court
When we think of attorneys, one of the first things to come to mind is court. Indeed, the courtroom is the place where many legal matters are settled and numerous trials are heard. The process of settling your case in a court of law is known as litigation.
As you might imagine, litigation can be a time-consuming and expensive process to undergo. Depending on court schedules and judge requirements, it could take months to set a trial date, and your legal team needs significant time and information to prepare.
What you might not be aware of, however, is that litigation is often the last-ditch effort to resolve a client case. Indeed, there are other opportunities to settle your matter earlier in the process, and many cases are able to be resolved in these ways. These processes are called alternative dispute resolution options, and they often involve either mediation or arbitration. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
Taking a Look at Mediation
When you and your attorney are walking through the legal timeline, it is important to communicate your wants and needs. Some individuals are looking to take their former spouse for everything they’ve got, whereas others may seek to solve a matter as quickly and painlessly as possible.
One option for early settlement might be mediation. During mediation, a neutral party known as the mediator helps both parties solve their issues through cooperation. Each party is assigned a respective room apart from the other, and the mediator goes back and forth between the rooms to negotiate a settlement.
Arbitration as an Option
Another option for alternative dispute resolution includes arbitration. Similar to mediation, arbitration involves a neutral third party that hears both sides of the case. Unlike mediation, however, the third party ultimately decides the outcome. Ask our team about your options today.
Give Our Team A Call Today
Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in North Haven and Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to schedule your initial consultation with our team and learn more about your alternative dispute resolution options.