Unmarried Couples Mediation involves a natural segment of our population and a very important segment of our society. People are living together longer, developing close relationships, accumulating assets, and sometimes having families.
Our mediators will identify the essential elements of your conflict and help you to resolve it in the most timely and cost-effective manner. We will develop realistic options and a specific plan for the future for both of you, as an unmarried couple, whether you are same-sex or opposite-sex. We will provide a clear path for understanding and towards resolution, allowing you to make wise decisions about your relationship, homes, children, and assets.
The Best Ideas Win is a very practical approach to resolving conflicts. It involves exploratory, interactive and participatory discussion, combined with a detailed analysis of the facts and legal issues surrounding the case at hand to determine a fair and just resolution for you.
In the first stage of our process, we explore the fundamental reasons underlying the conflict. We will explore all of the dimensions of the conflict: the facts, the issues, the rationales, the goals and the interests.
Next, our program specifically addresses the parties on an interpersonal level, as we engage the parties privately and confidentially, to address any sensitive matters. Lastly, we analyze the important legal issues and interpretations of the law that may affect the outcome, if the matter goes to trial.
Unlike some mediators, we are not passive actors in this process. When engaged, we actively help to develop the best ideas in order for both sides to pursue the goal of a fair and just resolution for all of their difficult issues and concerns.
We all recognize that all people, both men and women, can have different skills in this area. Proper information, disclosure, options and understanding by all parties are key elements necessary in planning for a well-considered separation or divorce that will be legitimate, legal, and stand up to the test of time.
ALTERNATIVE LAW's mediation programs allow you to participate actively in all of these crucial decisions that impact the life of you and your family.