Collaborative Law & Mediation
Collaborative law and mediation are both nonlitigation forms of dispute resolution. At Passenant & Shearin Law, we strongly encourage mediation and collaborative approaches and have had significant success resolving divorce and family law cases with these methods.
In Collaborative law both parties agree not to litigate their family law issues. Instead, the parties and their attorneys agree to negotiate a settlement that works for that family. The parties also agree to cooperate in using outside experts, when necessary, for things such as valuing property and businesses instead of both parties spending money on competing experts Collaborative Law helps individuals going through a separation and divorce find a solution where both sides and the children benefit.
Mediation is also an effective tool for settling family law issues between the parties and not by a judge. In North Carolina, when a lawsuit for child custody, child support or equitable distribution, has been filed in the court, the parties are required to attempt to resolve their issues through mediation prior to any hearings. Mediation allows the parties to decide the outcome of their case and agree on the resolution – keeping the matter ouf of the hands of a judge.
Experienced Attorneys Handling Collaborative Law Cases
Our team of Charlotte lawyers know the law and will explain how your situation can benefit from mediation or Collaborative Law. Additionally, Sheila Passenant is a member of the Mecklenburg County Collaborative Law Group.
With collaborative law, complex matters can be handled in a more individualized and creative way. Our attorneys will explain the process involved and how collaboration is likely to help you get to a faster and less costly resolution for your case.
Serving Mecklenburg County — Collaborative Law Attorneys
To schedule an initial consultation with one of the attorneys at Passenant & Shearin Law, please call us at 704-221-1111. You can also contact us by email — simply complete this short contact form.