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Alternative Dispute Resolution For North Carolina Divorcees

The time and cost of a court divorce can feel unsettling to some, especially when spouses can civilly engage with each other. When you have an uncontested divorce, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can be a viable option.

Gantt Family Law can help facilitate the ADR process so spouses can seek amicable resolutions amid their divorce negotiations.

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

ADR in a divorce can give spouses alternative methods to reach amicable agreements amid their disputes. These approaches typically take place out of court and rely on a neutral third party to facilitate discussions and help spouses reach resolutions that satisfy both of their interests.

ADR can provide value for those seeking an uncontested divorce, as it can allow spouses to reach more creative solutions to their issues and is often less tense, time-consuming, and costly than court proceedings. It can also help parents manage child custody matters. ADR can provide a more empathetic approach to establishing parenting plans and creating visitation schedules.

What Are My Options When It Comes To ADR?

There is no one size fits all approach to ADR. Spouses can choose to navigate the process how they wish. Here are some of the most common methods people choose:

  • Mediation: Mediation is a confidential negotiation practice where parties agree to employ a neutral mediator to oversee discussions in an attempt at resolution. Mediators are often lawyers or other professionals trained in mediation techniques. They cannot force parties to act and cannot give legal advice. Their role is to consider each party’s position and the evidence at hand, thus guiding both sides to resolve the matter equitably and fairly.
  • Arbitration: Arbitration involves an agreed-upon arbitrator rather than a judge. It can be less expensive and time-consuming while providing parties more privacy than litigation. An arbitrator issues binding judgments on specific issues.
  • Collaborative Law: Collaborative law allows parties to consult experts who guide them to a mutually beneficial resolution of the case.

The attorneys at Gantt Family Law understand that every client has different goals, and we can help you evaluate and select the ADR method that fits your circumstances.

Seek Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution Today

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and carefully consider the best method for each case. Contact one of our family law lawyers to discuss how we can assist you and your family. Call 919-518-9540 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation today.

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