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Ronkonkoma Collaborative Lawyer

When ending their marriages, an increasing number of individuals are looking for more peaceful options of resolution, as opposed to proceeding directly to litigation. These less adversarial methods are called alternative dispute resolutions (ADR). ADR can come in the form of mediation or collaboration, and involves working together with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, in order to find mutually agreed upon terms to difficult divorce issues. Each of these options is governed by a specific set of rules so it is important to find an attorney who has a dedicated focus on ADR and divorce.

At Judd & Moss, P.C., we fully advocate for solutions obtained through ADR methods, in order to save our clients the cost, stress and time associated with a trial. Both of our firm's partners have a strong ADR/divorce practice and have helped a significant number of clients find resolution through these methods. Our attorneys are members of the Collaborative Law Association of New York, and have held leadership positions within the organization.

Collaborative Divorce In Suffolk County

To proceed collaboratively, the divorcing couple and their attorneys commit in writing to working toward a settlement of the parties' issues. Meetings occur between the attorneys and between the lawyers and their clients in order to find common ground and arrive at a settlement.

As part of the collaborative agreement, in the event that a settlement cannot be achieved, each party's collaborative lawyer must bow out and the parties must hire other lawyers to litigate in court. However, when the collaborative process is successful, parties can avoid a trial.

Divorce Mediation In Long Island

In the mediation process, the mediator is a neutral third party who represents neither spouse. The mediator's role is to help the divorcing couple come to an agreement resolving all marital issues, including but not limited to custody, visitation, maintenance, child support and asset/debt distribution. More often than not, it will take several meetings with the mediator to resolve these marital issues.

After a mediated agreement is reached, it is still common for each party to take the mediation agreement to an attorney of his or her own choosing, who is not neutral. The attorney would review the agreement for his or her client and advise on the "fairness" of the deal.

One of the main benefits of mediation is that it allows the parties to remain in much more control of the outcome of their matter, as opposed to a trial where a judge would determine the results.

Contact Our Ronkonkoma Mediation Attorneys

Family law issues are not only complex, they are also emotionally difficult. At Judd & Moss, P.C., we provide the aggressive legal advocacy you need, and the supportive service you deserve. Contact our Ronkonkoma family law lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.

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3505 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite S2
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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