Practice Areas


Mediation

Mediation is a process where all the parties (for example, the two parties to a divorce, or all the beneficiaries to a disputed estate) meet with a mediator to reach a mutually acceptable, legally enforceable agreement. Mediation is, essentially, facilitated negotiation. Parties to most family law actions are required under the court rules to engage […]

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Mediation

Arbitration

Arbitrations are not the same as mediations. In mediations, the parties work with the mediator to reach an agreed resolution of their case. In arbitrations, the arbitrator’s job is not to negotiate a compromise; instead, the arbitrator’s role is to be a neutral decisionmaker. In arbitrations, both sides present their cases (including exhibits, testimony, and […]

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Arbitration

Collaboration

The terms “collaboration” and “collaborative law” are generally used to refer to a process where both parties commit to a low-conflict process. Basically, the parties and their attorneys agree to work to resolve issues without going to court and without threatening to go to court. In addition, attorneys agree that they will not represent their […]

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Collaboration

Estate Planning

Although few people look forward to planning for what will happen in the event of their death or incapacity, it is necessary in order to ensure that your family is well taken care of after your passing. A Will is a critical document that specifies how your assets, including your wealth and your belongings, will […]

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Estate Planning