Alternative Dispute Resolution - Is It For Me?
Settling the family conflict by agreement is my goal but - not at any price and not in every situation. Only a skilled professional knows how to diagnose and lead the family to safety despite the difficulties.
With the increase in the rate of divorce in the Western world it became clear that the legal issues relating to the divorce dispute are secondary to the psychological, emotional and social difficulties experienced by family members. These were added to the growing awareness of the damages caused by the legal process and the escalation it is causing in the relations between the parties.
All these, along with the understanding that the relationship between family members do not end even after the legal divorce, led to the search for other ways of settling disputes in general and divorce disputes in particular, as part of the growth of the Alternative Dispute Resolution )ADR( movement.
The knowledge and experience I have accumulated over the years regarding the different characteristics of couples in the process of divorce enable me as a professional to assess the way in which the specific conflict can be resolved. With this knowledge the client will be given the opportunity to choose between going to court (litigation), arbitration, mediation, direct negotiation or other innovative methods, such as Collaborative Divorce.Still, it is necessary to remember that there are people and families who must turn to the court and be assisted by a judicial decision that uses the coercive power of the state to manage the conflict and the family crisis. Although, most people can find their way to negotiate and end the crises in a respectful manner.