Because of the emotional nature of divorce, many couples are moving toward progressive options for ending their partnership, chief among them mediation, collaboration and uncontested divorce. It's completely understandable — why would a family want to go through the stress and financial downsides of drawn-out processes surrounding contested divorce litigation when there are simpler, more efficient and amicable methods at arriving at an ideal resolution?
There is, however, a drawback to mediation and collaboration.
In normal mediation, there's no one looking out for your rights. There's no divorce mediation attorney in your corner who brings experience and knowledge advising you on what to do and what to refrain from doing. When this type of arrangement is undertaken it's not uncommon for couples to look at the settlement and be dissatisfied with the resolution. In a worst-case scenario parties can be locked into a settlement that is completely unfair.
Protecting Your Rights in Providence and Beyond
Our Cranston lawyers are here to provide the best of both worlds. Bringing our comprehensive knowledge of Rhode Island divorce law, we're able to sit down with all parties, your partner and opposing counsel, and negotiate without a trial. We're here to advise you, negotiate and mediate the case as everyone works together cooperatively and transparently. While this is going on we're able to advise you of your rights and look out for your interests and build a settlement that works for you.
If we believe that the discussion is moving toward a direction that doesn't preserve your interests, we won't back down, and if negotiation breaks down, we're willing to walk away from the table and litigate. We're ready to take our experience as Providence divorce attorneys to your case and work toward an efficient and amicable resolution that takes into account the best interests of you and your loved ones.
Call for a Consultation With a Collaborative Divorce Attorney
If you are going through a divorce and are interested in alternatives to traditional litigation, we are here to help. Contact our Rhode Island divorce mediation lawyers online or call 888-591-9976 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.