In this podcast, New Jersey family lawyer Cynthia Brassington answers questions regarding the pros and cons of using alternative dispute resolution processes – including mediation and collaborative divorce.
Sometimes collaborative divorce gets used as a general nickname for divorcing parties coming together to settle out of court, but it’s actually a very specific method of our alternative dispute resolution. Collaborative divorce helps couples move through conflicts in a constructive and problem-solving approach. Attorneys specially trained in collaborative divorce guide clients in amicably negotiating […]
Litigation utilizes the New Jersey courts to resolve the issues of a divorce or family law proceeding. Mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce are all different types of alternative dispute resolution processes. In mediation, a trained, impartial, and neutral person called a “mediator” is retained by the parties. The mediator does not represent either party but […]
The meditative and the collaborative divorce process will assist something of that nature because it allows all parties to sit together and actually look each other in the eye and get to the heart of what it is that needs to be resolved as you dissolve what could be a very short-term or very long-term […]
Ultimately, you’re going to end up in court, but what are you going to do before you get there – and, yes, there are other ways. One can engage in the meditative process, where the parties sit down with a third party and try to hash out their issues and ultimately come up with some […]
The first thing I would do, if it was my client that had the child, is encourage them to get the child into counseling immediately to find out what’s going on. Second of all, I would then encourage them to include the other parent in the counseling with the kid so you can find out […]
That’s the lawyer’s job. The lawyer has to keep going back to wait, we’re talking about Joey here, we’re not talking about Mary. What does Joey need? What did dad do? What had dad done? Is dad a good dad? He’s maybe a rotten husband, but he could be a great dad. And vice versa, […]