Alternative Means For Settling Family Disputes

Adversarial litigation isn't the only way to resolve divorce and other family law matters. Depending on your circumstances, there may very well be a better way: through alternative approaches such as mediation or collaborative law.

At the Law Office of Rachel Rolfs, in Tacoma, our attorneys can guide you effectively in using the procedure that makes the most sense for your unique situation.

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What Are The Advantages Of Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods can have multiple advantages over traditional litigation. For one thing, it enables you and the other party to retain control over your decisions, rather than having a judge decide them.

Using mediation or collaborative law also tends to lead to more amicable long-term outcomes. If you have children, this opportunity for facilitating strong family relationships is important to consider.

There is also a potential cost advantage to using ADR. The less you fight, the more quickly you can move forward, keeping your costs down.

Finding The Approach That's Right For You And Your Family

Even if you are committed to an amicable resolution, it's important to consider your options carefully and make a considered decision. For example, the collaborative divorce process may work well for you if you have fairly complicated custody or parenting plan issues to address.

In other cases, an early conference on settlement may be in order. No matter what your circumstances are, we will guide you toward a clearsighted decision on the process that is most likely to achieve your goals.

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