I have practiced law since 1978 and joined Brown, Paindiris Scott in 1995. My... more
I have practiced law since 1978 and joined Brown, Paindiris Scott in 1995. My principal areas of practice are Divorce and Family Law. In addition to representing clients in court, I alsopractice collaborative law and mediation and have over 200 hours of mediation training and over 70 hours of Collaborative Training. I also have significant experience in other civil litigation and real estate. ... view profile
In 1989, I left a partnership in a medium-size firm to establish this firm, where... more
In 1989, I left a partnership in a medium-size firm to establish this firm, where one attorney is responsible for a matter from start to finish. Clients receive personal attention from me and my assistant. Having worked at a medium-size firm, I believe this provides superior service. This law firm utilizes up-to-date technologies in the service of our clients. Lawyers who prepare with the e... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.