Our Attorneys
Cynthia Albin
Attorney
Ann Bauer
Attorney
Cynthia Garnholz
Attorney
Allison Gerli
Attorney
Kristen Sparks
Attorney
Hallie Van Duren
Attorney
Olivia Findley
Attorney
Sarah Glasser
Of Counsel

How We Do It

Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and Litigation

The Center for Family Law attorneys explore with their clients all options for resolving their legal matters: mediation, the collaborative process and the traditional litigation process. Our attorneys take care to explain the pros and cons of these options as they apply to the client's individual situation and goals.

For more information on mediation, collaborative practice and litigation, contact an attorney at The Center for Family Law in St. Louis. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, we are conveniently located to assist you. Submit our online contact form or call us at 314-721-8844 or 636-443-2313.

Different Paths to Resolving Family Law Disputes

Every family is unique. Financial resources vary, and interactions between family members range from cooperative to combative. Although the law used to take a “one size fits all” approach — litigation — these days families have options when it comes to family law matters.

Mediation: Settling family law issues in a calm, creative manner is the hallmark of mediation. A mediator is a neutral third party who helps a couple identify common areas of interests and possible solutions. Mediation typically costs less and is faster than litigation.

Collaborative practice: A nonadversarial approach, collaborative divorce is based on the premise that a couple, each with a specially trained collaborative attorney, can work together to end their marriage. Couples have more control over a process in which the needs of the children are emphasized. Fair resolution of property, custody and support issues is an integral part of the collaborative process. In addition to divorce, a collaborative approach may also be used in other family law disputes.

Litigation: In some cases, litigation is the best option to pursue when resolving a family law matter. The attorneys at The Center for Family Law are prepared to launch an aggressive litigation strategy on behalf of a client.

Contact Us

For more information on collaborative divorce, mediation and family law litigation, contact the experienced St. Louis attorneys at The Center for Family Law by submitting our online contact form or calling us at 314-721-8844 or 636-443-2313. With offices in Clayton and St. Charles, we are conveniently located to assist you.