The attorneys at Family Law Solutions, PLLC believe that the decisions regarding your family should be left in your hands, not the hands of the court to make those decisions unless absolutely necessary. There are several processes that can take place to assist people in reaching agreements them during these difficult times. Alternate dispute resolution processes offer options for people in these situations to negotiate and potentially get evaluative feedback on their positions and circumstances of their particular cases. Alternate dispute resolution processes are often less expensive than going down the path of litigation.
Mediation: Mediation is a process in which a neutral third-party facilitates communication between the parties to encourage settlement. Mediators generally cannot impose their judgment or opinion on the issues at stake. Mediation is a process that can take place at any point in the process, even before your case is filed with the Court. The attorneys at Family Law Solutions, PLLC will strive to assist you in reaching your goals, advocate for what your position is, and assist you in reaching the best resolution for your family.
Early Neutral Evaluation: Early Neutral Evaluations (ENEs) are processes that take place after a case has been filed with the Court. Social Early Neutral Evaluations (SENEs) are evaluations focused on children’s issues, where two experienced evaluators, often one male and one female, give an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case after each party has had a chance to discuss the issues at length. Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENEs) are evaluations that take place with financial experts to assist you in resolving issues surrounding spousal maintenance, child support, and property division. There is generally only one evaluator for this process, and the evaluator will assist you by telling you your case’s strengths and weaknesses while also trying to facilitate resolution of your case. The attorneys at Family Law Solutions, PLLC have the knowledge and experience to guide you through these processes.
Arbitration: Arbitration is a process in which a neutral third-party conducts a hearing and renders a decision. It is very similar to a trial, however, the arbitrator’s decision can be binding or non-binding, depending on what the parties agree to when they decide to attend and arbitration. The attorneys at Family Law Solutions, PLLC advocate for their clients during this process and ensure that they enter into the arbitration organized, prepared, and ready to present their case.