A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their... more
A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person may go through in their lifetime, much like a death. Most people want to go through this transition privately and without creating more conflict. I want to help families navigate their divorce in a respectful and healthy way. It is possible to minimize, if not eliminate, the impact a divorce has on one's children and Collaborat... view profile
Robert Van Siclen concentrates his practice in litigation of complicated issues,... more
Robert Van Siclen concentrates his practice in litigation of complicated issues, including commercial matters of all kinds, major injury cases regardless of method of injury, products liability and professional malpractice cases. Peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the first such rating granted any lawyer in the City of Auburn) and selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics ... view profile
When seeking a family law attorney, there are three important factors to consider:... more
When seeking a family law attorney, there are three important factors to consider: experience, knowledge and cost. My practice is exclusively family law. I am sensitive to the emotional nature of family law litigation and am willing to put in the extra effort necessary to achieve a successful result. I am determined to obtain the best outcome for my clients but not reluctant to discourage expe... 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.