Family Mediator Based In The South Hills

In recent years, attorneys and judges have begun to place greater emphasis on alternative dispute resolution, or ADR. The goal of ADR is to provide people who are involved in disputes with a new path to resolution of their disputes when traditional negotiations and court trials may not achieve the best or most satisfying overall result.

I am attorney Elisabeth Pride. Since 1999, I have worked on behalf of clients who are involved in family disputes involving divorce, asset distribution, child custody, child support, spousal support, marital agreements and other issues. Although I am a tough litigator in court, I am also a trained mediator, a trained collaborative lawyer and an experienced negotiator. I use these skills to improve my clients' chances of achieving a satisfying solution to their family law problems.

For more information about my creative and pragmatic approach to legal conflicts, please contact me online in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or by calling 412-254-3985.

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A trained mediator acts as a neutral to help parties reach satisfying resolutions that may not be apparent to them in a traditional adversarial context. A good mediator will help parties understand the sometimes hidden costs and benefits of various outcomes and realize that not every issue has to be win-lose. By helping parties understand their own motivations in a negotiation and those of one another, a mediator can help some parties to find a way to resolve disputes that leaves all parties more satisfied, and more in control, than in a traditional adversarial legal dispute, often at less expense.

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Pennsylvania courts recognize the enormous potential benefit in mediation for resolving family law disputes. That is why in many jurisdictions all child custody disputes must first be mediated before they can proceed to a trial.

As a trained mediator, I can serve at a court's request to mediate a family dispute. However, my mediation skills can benefit any client or clients who see a mediated settlement or collaborative settlement as a better option than fighting in court.

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At Pride Law, I am proud to use mediation and other negotiation techniques in my legal practice to create satisfying resolution to my clients' family law issues. In those cases that simply cannot be settled though collaboration, mediation or negotiation, I bring to bear long years of experience fighting for my clients in court. There are many ways to resolve your family legal disputes. I can help you find the approach that's right for you and your family, and work to achieve the result that's best for you.

For more information, or a free consultation with a lawyer, call me in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at 412-254-3985. You may also contact me online.

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