• Alan Jacobs

What A Court Can Do vs. What Should Happen


Unfortunately, many people end up feeling that the resolutions crafted by Judges are unfair, even when they "won" the case. The reason court solutions often feel unfair is because they are limited to the statutes and case law. Judges don't have unlimited discretion (or time) to find the best solution for a family. They have to find the solution that is least offensive within the boundaries of the law. In this excellent blog posting, Justin Kelsey writes that when people choose an out-of-court settlement option, like mediation or collaborative negotiation, one of the advantages is that they don't have to accept the limitations of court crafted solutions. Mediation, Collaborative Law and other out-of-court settlement processes offer you the opportunity to consider more possibilities and not limit yourself. When you realize all the possibilities, court doesn't seem like much of a choice at all.

#BenefitsofMediation #Divorce

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

The Dangers of a "Do-It-Yourself" Divorce

Recently I had a couple come to me with a separation agreement that they drafted themselves and signed, making it a binding agreement. I believe it was done in an effort to reduce the amount of time t

4 Benefits of Shared Parenting

With all of the recent legislative victories that support shared parenting as a legal standard in the United States, it is important to remember the equality that these types of decisions stand for. T