Pennsylvanians seeking a quick resolution of their divorce or family law matter should consider alternative dispute resolution processes. Due to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Courts were closed for all but emergent matters from mid-March until the beginning of June. Therefore, the Courts are facing a backlog of cases making those parties who are looking for a timely resolution of their divorce, custody or support matters ideal candidates for alternative dispute resolution processes. The attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC are trained in various alternative dispute resolution practices which include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law. All of these practices can be implemented electronically via video conference (Zoom), or telephone. After reviewing your situation with you, the attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC can discuss which process will be the most effective in resolving your matter.
Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution technique where parties reach a resolution of their matter that is facilitated by a mediator. Several Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman attorneys are trained in mediation. During mediation the parties themselves, with the help of their mediator, work through various solutions to their family law issue. This alternative dispute resolution technique allows families to come up with creative solutions to their problems, and to be at the center of their resolution, which often helps with implementation. Mediation is possible with regard to support, custody, equitable distribution, and pre and post nuptial agreements.
At Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, LLC Kate Vetrano has been certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial attorneys. As an arbitrator, Kate Vetrano is able to assist those people who are unable to reach a resolution on their matter on their own, and need a third party to decide their matter. As an arbitrator, Kate Vetrano would make a binding decision on your divorce, or family law issue, which would help your family to move forward in an expeditious manner. Kate Vetrano can conduct arbitration on support, custody, equitable distribution, and partition matters.
Collaborative Law is another type of alternate dispute resolution process where the participants and their attorneys agree that they will not engage in a Court process. Generally, a series of four-way meetings is held where the parties define their issues, and goals, and with the help of their attorneys find a resolution of their matter. Kate Vetrano and I are both trained in this alternative dispute resolution process.
Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman’s attorneys focus on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, alimony and child support and are committed to serving clients’ best interests. Our firm is family-centric and works to achieve the best possible outcome for each client and the family as a whole. Contact us today to learn more about alternative dispute resolution or to schedule a consultation.
Our experienced family lawyers take the time to fully understand the financial and emotional complexities that can be involved in separating two lives. We offer the patience and resources to effectively guide clients through a divorce, addressing all the challenges they may face in moving forward with their lives. To learn more about how we can help protect your rights and interests in a complex divorce, contact the Pennsylvania divorce attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC.