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Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation or Arbitration

#1 Divorce Lawyer in New York

In some situations, divorcing couples cannot resolve conflict through mediation or negotiations. Such cases must be litigated. Although litigation is most costly and often the least efficient way of resolution, it is sometimes the only option.

Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation or Arbitration

Mediation is a voluntary process where a neutral third-party mediator helps couples work together to reach agreements on issues like property division, child custody, and support. Mediation can be less adversarial, less expensive, and often faster than litigation.


Collaborative Divorce

In a collaborative divorce, each spouse retains their own attorney, but all parties commit to resolving the issues through negotiation rather than litigation. This process often involves a team of professionals, including financial experts and mental health professionals, to help facilitate agreements.


In arbitration, a neutral arbitrator is chosen to make decisions on the issues in the divorce, similar to a judge in litigation. Arbitration can be less formal and more flexible than court, and the parties may have more control over the process.


Uncontested Divorce

If both spouses can agree on all the terms of their divorce, they can file for an uncontested divorce. This is often the simplest and least expensive way to end a marriage.


Couples can negotiate directly or through their attorneys to reach agreements on the terms of their divorce without going to court. This is a common approach in many divorce cases.

Online Divorce Services 

Some online platforms and services offer tools and resources to help couples complete the divorce paperwork themselves, particularly in uncontested cases.

Limited Scope Representation

In limited scope representation, an attorney is hired to provide specific legal services rather than full representation. This can be a cost-effective way to get legal advice and assistance without going through full-scale litigation.

Post-Divorce or Family Mediation

After the divorce is final, family mediation can help parents resolve ongoing disputes regarding child custody and visitation, which can be more efficient and less adversarial than returning to court.

Parenting Coordination

Parenting coordinators can be appointed to help co-parents resolve day-to-day disputes about child-rearing and parenting schedules outside of court.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

Some jurisdictions are adopting online platforms for resolving divorce-related disputes. This can provide a more efficient and accessible method for resolving issues.


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  • What kind of cases do you handle?
  • Family Law Cases such as:

    – Divorce- both contested and uncontested, same sex and gray divorce

    – Custody

    – Support

    – Alimony/ Maintenance

    – Equitable Distribution

  • Intellectual Property cases such as:

    – Patents

    – Copyrights

    – Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Dress

    – Data Privacy

    – Transactional work such as: Terms and Conditions, IP registration and enforcements and cease and desists

    – Any other IP related matter.

  • How much will my matter cost?
    • Our firm has a different philosophy than virtually any other, we try to close cases quickly. We recognize if you are happy, you will refer us clients. In most matters, it will depend on how complicated the facts and/or legal issues are and how willing the parties are to settle.
  • How does your firm have two differing specialties?
    • We spend a lot of money, time and resources to remain experts in our respective fields. Join the parties and opposing counsels who are baffled by our expertise in both areas.

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