Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party (mediator) helps parties in conflict find their own workable, practical and effective solutions. The mediator directs the process and provides an environment and tools whereby those solutions and agreements can be reached by the parties, not the mediator. Because the parties formulate the solution, rather than having someone dictate one, the result is much more satisfying and usually works better. More information on Mediation
Arbitration is a private hearing or trial. The parties agree to hire a private decision maker. The arbitrator hears testimony and reviews other documents presented by each side and then reaches a decision. Read about Aribitration
Facilitation usually is used for large groups, organizations or businesses. The facilitator helps the group focus on identifying and solving problems, issues, or plans for future development or projects of the group. There may be one or more groups, organizations or businesses involved in a facilitation. Read more
Evaluation & Investigation Services
Evaluation and investigation services involve the conflict professional reviewing different data and making a written or oral analysis and recommendation to one or more parties to a conflict. More on Evaluation & Investigation Services
Consulting, Including Document Preparation and/or Review
Some clients, for reasons of cost or otherwise, may decide that they want to handle their own divorces or similar matters, but still need advice about what their options are or whether they have missed an important element that they need to cover. Or clients may already have tentatively reached agreements but want to use self help options for filing paperwork for their divorce or for contracts and/or other agreements. Understanding what documents you need and how to prepare them can be daunting for the do it your selfer. For example, there are a number of forms to select and complete to finalize a divorce or a dissolution of domestic partnership, and using the wrong forms or not completing them properly can lead to significant legal problems in the future. Having them reviewed or prepared by us can help you avoid those problems.
Coaching and Court Preparation
Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, you may end up having to prepare for a court or a similar hearing. You may decide that for whatever reason you do not want to hire or cannot afford the costs for an attorney to prepare your case and appear with you in court. While we do not represent parties in adversarial proceedings in court, we do offer assistance and coaching in what you need to do to be fully prepared to represent yourself and to know what to expect in those settings.
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