YOU WILL PREFER TO LITIGATE IF:
YOU NEED A JUDGE TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU OR YOU WORRY THAT YOU WILL NOT MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS WITHOUT THE DIRECTION OF A JUDGE.
Litigating your dispute will put you into a court where you will have the opportunity to have your positions heard by a judge who knows the law and can apply it.
YOU FEEL THAT THE ISSUES THAT YOU FACE ARE COMPLICATED AND REQUIRE THE SOPHISTICATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE COURT TO SOLVE.
Litigation will provide you with a definitive answer to all of your issues.
YOU TRUST THE FORMALITY OF THE COURT.
A court setting is formal with a judge and attorneys who are involved in reaching a legal conclusion.
If you feel you need to litigate, call me. I will listen to your needs, provide you with advice on your rights, and pursue those rights aggressively.
YOU WILL PREFER TO MEDIATE IF:
YOU ARE THE TYPE WHO NEEDS TO STEER THEIR OWN BOAT.
Mediation is a process for dispute resolution which allows the parties to determine their own path over the mountain.
YOU DISTRUST THE LITIGATION PROCESS, THINKING IT COSTLY, DISRUPTIVE AND UNRELIABLE.
During mediation, you and your partner will make decisions based upon full disclosure and a thorough understanding of the issues and your interests.
YOU FEEL THAT THE ISSUES THAT YOU FACE ARE NOT ONLY COMPLICATED BUT ALSO PERSONAL AND YOU DESIRE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF A CLOSED DOOR PROCESS.
Mediation is conducted with only the parties in the dispute and the mediator's involvement and all discussions are completely confidential.
If you wish to mediate, call me. I can help you and your partner discuss your needs and identify the important issues. I can help you decide on creative solutions to your family transition issues that support you and your family.