Make smart decisions for yourself and your family.
Marriage dissolution, or divorce, proceedings can become contentious. Often, decisions are made in the heat of the moment, when anger, pain and resentment are blinding clients to the long-term effects their decision will have on their family dynamics and daily life.
At Emswiller, Williams, Noland & Clarke, LLC, we encourage clients to use forms of alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law, negotiation and mediation. We have several collaboratively trained attorneys on staff.
These out-of-court forms of dispute resolution afford clients the opportunity to take a step back and think about the impact of a decision from a logical standpoint. By helping clients make decisions in a calm, thoughtful manner, we ensure clients make smart decisions for themselves and their families.
You know your family best.
When family law disputes are handled in the courtroom, a judge — who has little information about you, your family’s dynamics or the needs of your children — makes important and personal decisions that have the power to permanently affect your financial health and your familial relationships.
At Emswiller, Williams, Noland & Clarke, LLC, we believe our clients should make those decisions.
Forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, empower clients to make their own decisions regarding how assets and liabilities will be distributed during a divorce and develop mutually beneficial parenting plans that meet the best interests of the children.
As a registered family law mediator, attorney Greg Noland has mediated more than 400 family law cases and conducts approximately 100 mediations per calendar year.
You know your family best, you should make the important decisions that will define your family’s future and not rely upon the results of a contested final hearing for years to come.
The Principles of Collaborative Law
When spouses agree to use collaborative law to facilitate their divorce, they agree to a reasonable approach based on three main principles:
- A pledge not to go to court
- An honest exchange of information by both spouses
- A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and their children