Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys Washington
If you and your spouse hope to avoid judicial intervention in your divorce process, you may significantly benefit from speaking with the trusted Washington alternative dispute resolution attorneys at Robinson & Hadeed. Unless you and your spouse are struggling with fundamental differences about your property division settlement and/or child custody arrangements, you’re likely in a strong position to benefit from at least one alternative dispute resolution (ADR) resource.
What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Alternative dispute resolution is an umbrella term that is often used in slightly different ways in various states. As this concept pertains to family law, it is – most broadly speaking – any approach to resolution of a divorce and/or child custody matter that facilitates a resolution to the differences between the parties without judicial intervention. Put another way, it’s a set of techniques utilized to keep a family law dispute from becoming a “battle” that needs to be resolved by a judge.
Depending on which ADR approach or approaches best suit a couple’s needs, non-contentious divorce cases are most often resolved via arbitration, mediation, and/or attorney-led negotiation. This process tends to be less expensive and time-intensive than a traditional contentious process but more involved than simply formalizing an agreed-upon settlement drawn up by the parties themselves.
Who Can Benefit from Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Generally speaking, any divorcing couple or set of co-parents who aren’t navigating fundamental differences, do not have a history of domestic violence in their relationship, and aren’t challenged by particularly unique circumstances – such as a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder – can potentially benefit from ADR.
Our Washington alternative dispute resolution attorneys assist divorcing couples and co-parents who are dealing with relatively straightforward legal needs and those whose legal situations are truly complex. Complexity isn’t a disqualification for ADR. Navigating complex circumstances simply means that it may take a little longer to reach a resolution than it otherwise would.
Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ADR, our firm can help you to craft a process that meets your unique needs. As long as you and your spouse or co-parent remain committed to resolving your issues amicably, we can find an ADR approach that will address your concerns and allow you to move forward confidently.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Divorce is an inherently stressful process, as there is nothing straightforward about transitioning a single household into two distinct households. However, if you and your spouse are committed to resolving your differences via non-contentious means, know that the dedicated legal team at Robinson & Hadeed will do its utmost to ensure that your divorce process is as low-stress as it can be under the circumstances.
If you haven’t already done so, please schedule a risk-free, pressure-free case evaluation with our Washington alternative dispute resolution attorneys. Once we understand your goals and priorities for your divorce process, we can provide you with objective, detail-oriented, and forward-looking legal guidance tailored to your unique needs. We look forward to speaking with you.