Alternative Dispute Resolution

male and female hands folded on the table across from each otherAt Pride Law, we do more than help our family law clients win cases in court to acquire assets and custody rights. We help them take control of their own lives by exploring goals and crafting creative solutions to positively affect their lives — and the lives of their family members — for years to come.

At Pride Law, we always try to reach the most satisfying outcomes possible — both financially and emotionally. Very often, this means using client-driven negotiation, collaborative law, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques.

The reason for this is simple: Once a judge becomes involved in your divorce, your fate is no longer in your hands. By resolving important issues out of court, you can save a great deal of anguish and uncertainty — now and in the future. You can achieve an outcome that is more durable, private, predictable and satisfying, and tailored to the needs of you and your family, not all the litigants who have been in the court system before you, and not hearing officers and judges who are anxious to shuffle your file off their desk and move on to the next case.

We represent clients in Mt. Lebanon, Upper Saint Clair, Pittsburgh, and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania using a range of alternative dispute resolution processes, including:

  • Client-driven negotiated settlements:  We work with clients who are able to negotiate directly with their spouses to settle their rights in divorce, custody and/or support, to draft and file their legal documents, and to help ensure their bases are covered and their short- and long-term interests are protected.
  • Collaborative lawElisabeth Pride’s training in collaborative law enables her to work with clients, opposing collaborative law attorneys and their clients, and, in appropriate cases, neutral coaches and financial specialists to craft a mutually beneficial resolution in divorce and other family law matters.
  • Mediation: As a trained mediator, Elisabeth Pride can be called upon to serve as a neutral mediator in any family law matter, whether or not parties are represented by individual counsel. Her mediation training also gives her special expertise in providing advice and other legal services to clients engaged in the mediation process with another mediator.

To learn more about the benefits of working with an ADR lawyer or for more information about our creative and pragmatic approach to family law, please schedule a free initial consultation by calling 412-343-3183 or by filling out an online contact form.

Collaborate. Mediate. Negotiate. Pride Law.

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