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Ways To Avoid The Courtroom For Family Law Disputes In Indiana

The adversarial nature of a courtroom can escalate tensions and lead to long, drawn-out battles, leaving both parties drained emotionally and financially. Fortunately, courtroom battles are not always necessary; there are alternatives available that can help resolve disputes more amicably and efficiently with the help of a lawyer.

With over 80 years of combined experience at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., we have seen that divorce does not always have to be a battle in a courtroom. All of our attorneys are Certified Family Law Specialists by the Family Law Certification Board in Indiana and are experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolutions. Let us help you transition smoothly into your next phase of life.

What Is An Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) covers a variety of techniques and processes used to resolve disputes outside of the traditional courtroom setting. ADR aims to find a fair and efficient resolution while avoiding the nature, time frame and expense associated with lawsuits and litigation. These tactics offer ways to avoid unnecessary conflict, making a often difficult time easier for everyone, especially children.

The primary types of ADR include:

  • Collaborative law: This nonadversarial approach focuses on achieving mutual agreements between parties. Each party and their respective legal representatives work together to identify common goals and negotiate acceptable terms for both sides.
  • Mediation: It offers a structured and facilitated negotiation process. A neutral third-party mediator assists the parties in resolving issues by guiding discussions and helping them explore potential solutions.

Other forms of ADR include arbitration and negotiation. You can save time and money by choosing one of these alternatives to help resolve issues of support, custody, property division and more, and it can be faster than litigation. In addition, there is more control over the outcome, as you will actively participate in negotiations and decision-making.

At Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., we listen and evaluate your case to determine the best dispute resolution solution for your needs.

You Are Not Alone ~ Let Us Help You

Disputes often result in a rollercoaster of emotions, making it more challenging to make sound decisions. Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., can help you settle on the best ADR by comprehensively reviewing your case. Call 317-660-8150 today or contact us online and let us help you during a conflict.