Finding Alternative Solutions To Complex Family Law Issues Through Mediation
Resolving complicated family law or personal disputes is usually emotionally charged. Addressing the issues involved in a fair and objective manner is made easier with the assistance of a trained mediator or arbitrator to guide the process. Using such tactics can bring amicable and cost-effective resolutions to even the most challenging of issues, allowing your family or business to move past a divorce or another trying legal issue.
From my firm, the Law Office of Shelley A. Gordon, I offer experienced mediation and arbitration guidance. With more than 40 years of legal experience and over 25 years of family law experience, I have assisted countless individuals in Oakland and throughout Northern California in finding satisfactory resolutions to issues related to family law. I strive to make family law issues less contentious by providing mediation and arbitration services.
Experienced Support In The Search For Resolutions
I have worked diligently to create a pleasant and comfortable environment for clients to discuss their unique issues. This atmosphere allows me to provide effective alternative dispute resolutions for family law matters through:
- Mediation: A good option to an adversarial process in court is mediation because it is less expensive and more hands-on in nature, and allows you to play the central role in the outcome of your dispute. In this model, I act as a neutral party, not representing either party involved in the dispute. Mediation is often useful for clients with children or those interested in maintaining an ongoing relationship with the opposing party as it allows both parties to reach a mutual agreement without the emotional strain of litigation.
- Arbitration: Functioning as a private judge, an arbitrator rules on the issues. My role throughout the arbitration process is not to negotiate but to listen to both sides and render a decision based on the facts presented. This decision can be offered during a binding or nonbinding hearing, providing clients the ability to choose to accept the final ruling or seek resolution elsewhere.
When it comes to family law, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. I will examine your circumstances and provide you with options to resolve your family law issue in a timely and cost-affordable manner.
Contact Me About Your Family Law Issues
The Law Office of Shelley A. Gordon offers a free 10-minute phone consultation to discuss your preliminary concerns or answer a brief question. If you are interested in a more in-depth meeting to discuss specific issues and obtain advice, I offer an affordable flat fee initial office consultation for $200.