There are ways to resolve conflicts without going full-on litigation. There are alternatives to court and non-adversarial ways to resolve divorces and parenting disputes outside of court. The advantage to resolving disputes outside of court is that the parties maintain control of their lives, they minimize exposing private details in open court, and they maintain control over the outcome. “Mediation” is one way to resolve disputes outside of court by encouraging dialog and give-and-take, while addressing the primary goals and interests of both parties. “Collaborative law” is another dispute resolution method which is built on mediation principles. The value of mediation and collaboration is that you can resolve your disputes respectfully and satisfactorily, without doing the collateral damage which often accompanies a “litigated” divorce or family matter working its way through the court system. Josephson & Associates offers both mediation services and collaborative law representation.