Options And Alternatives?

Once you make the decision to divorce, you and your spouse face another choice: determining if litigation is the right path to resolution. Many families find that alternatives such as mediation and arbitration are excellent ways to settle a divorce on amicable terms and ease their family's transition into its new configuration. Mediation and arbitration have the added benefit of saving money-these options are considerably less costly than litigation.

A divorce attorney in Raleigh recognizes the value in these collaborative divorce methods. When you discuss your case with us, we take the time to listen and answer your questions before recommending the option we believe may provide the best results for you based on your family's unique circumstances. However, the final decision is always yours.


Mediation must be agreed upon by both spouses. It provides a non-adversarial option where couples get an opportunity to dissolve their marriage in a dignified, respectful manner. This can be especially beneficial if there are children involved because it facilitates effective communication between both parties that can continue after the divorce is final and the parties agree on a parenting plan. The spouses meet with a licensed mediator who serves as a neutral party and facilitates a discussion regarding the terms of the divorce.

Our Cary and Raleigh divorce lawyers will be with you every step of the way through mediation, providing legal information and advice and acting as a sounding board when you need to discuss vital issues.

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If your divorce is too contentious to resolve through mediation and litigation has not worked or seems like too lengthy or expensive an option, you should consider arbitration. Arbitration is similar to litigation in that you and your spouse each retain an attorney and present your side to an arbitrator in a proceeding very similar to a hearing or trial. Unlike litigation, which can be appealed, arbitration is typically binding, so neither party can appeal the arbitrator's decision. Parties involved in arbitration set the arbitrator's rules prior to entering arbitration and agree to abide by the arbitrator's decision.

The Raleigh Divorce Law Firm assists clients in all aspects of divorce arbitration and legal separation in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Contact The Raleigh Divorce Law Firm Today

Are you considering a new beginning for your family? Let our Cary and Raleigh divorce attorneys provide the quality legal counsel to help your family through this transition. Contact us online or call us at 919-256-3970 to schedule a consultation.