Areas of Expertise - Family Law
Family law consists of disputes involving marriage, divorce, child custody and support, alimony, adoption, and other family-related matters. Although courts generally try to avoid adjudicating family matters that are traditionally considered private affairs, local courts often devote entire divisions to family law and these can be some of the most crowded dockets in many courts.
ADR poses several advantages over continued litigation for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the parties to a family case will often have a continuing relationship after the case is concluded, so the typically more cooperative approach of ADR, particularly mediation, better preserves these relationships than adversarial litigation. Secondly, protracted litigation in any case will take a toll on the relationship between the parties, so the potential for a swift and efficient resolution of family law disputes offered by ADR is often the best option for many family law cases.
The following neutrals from our professional panel have extensive backgrounds and superior qualifications for handling family cases. With their expertise in family law, you can rest assured that your case has the greatest potential for successful resolution with these ADR specialists.
Please note that our entire panel of ADR professionals is capable of handling the vast majority of cases, regardless of the neutral's specialties or areas of experience. However, if you feel that your case presents especially complex legal or technical issues, selecting a neutral with a background in that area for your case may improve the efficiency of the ADR proceeding.