Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Arbitration And Private Special Master Services in CT.
The issues involved in a Dissolution of Marriage action may be resolved in ways other than through “traditional” means. These other methods to resolve contested issues are known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Alternative Dispute Resolution generally includes Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Arbitration and Private Master Resolution.
Mediation is a non adversarial process which utilizes a mutually agreed upon mediator to facilitate resolution of divorce issues. This process avoids taking legal issues to court and enables the parties to resolve issues face-to-face in a manner which is in the best interest of the family.
The attorneys at Rubin & Eldrich, P.C. are trained mediators and frequently serve as “reviewing counsel”, providing legal advice to those using the mediation process.
The collaborative divorce process is available to avoid litigation of divorce issues. Each party is represented by an attorney who will advise them about divorce law, advocate their position, and aid them in a process of collective negotiation.
The collaborative divorce process remains a litigation-free process. This process is fortified by each party and each lawyer pledging not to have disputed issues resolved in court.
The attorneys at Rubin & Eldrich, P.C. are trained in the collaborative law process and are available for consultation. Click here to find out more about the Collaborative Divorce Process.
Arbitration is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Arbitration may serve to be a less formal and quicker alternative to taking your dispute to court. The process of arbitration may even be cheaper than traditional means to resolving divorce agreement disputes and legal issues.
When parties are represented by attorneys, and have reached an impasse with regards to any issues related to the dissolution of marriage action, they may choose to work with a Private Special Master – a mutually chosen third party with expertise in facilitating negotiations and reaching resolutions to the outstanding issues. While, this procedure is not part of the official court litigation process; Courts allow a reasonable time-frame during which the Private Master Resolution proceedings may occur. A Private Master is able to meet for extended periods of time with the parties and their lawyers in order to facilitate direct negotiation and dispute resolution. With Rubin & Eldrich, P.C. serving as Private Masters, they bring extensive knowledge of family and matrimonial law to the process.