Resolving Family Law Disputes

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.

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.


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 non-adversarial 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.


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.