Peaceful Solutions Through Divorce Mediation And Arbitration

The process of divorce in North Carolina does not have to be highly combative and drawn out over a long period of time only to end up in court. In recent years, a growing number of couples have found effective solutions using less adversarial methods such as mediation and arbitration. These forms of alternative dispute resolution offer divorcing spouses the opportunity to save time, money and stress.

Both mediation and arbitration have multiple benefits, but it is wise to consult with an experienced family law attorney before committing to either route.

Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolutions In Divorce

At Epperson Law PLLC, we help individuals obtain favorable, cost-effective results during divorce mediation and arbitration.

  • Attorney James Epperson is a certified mediator in Superior Court as well as an arbitrator.
  • Attorney Steve Ockerman is a board-certified specialist in family law.
  • Both of our attorneys are former U.S. Military JAG Corps officers with 24 years of legal experience. They will help you pursue the best possible resolution through mediation, arbitration or trial.

Divorce Mediation

During mediation, spouses meet with a neutral third party called a mediator who will facilitate discussions surrounding the divorce agreement. Each party may be represented by a lawyer.

Mediation has many benefits, including saving you the costs associated with a lengthy trial. You are also in a much better position to control the outcome of your matter during mediation as opposed to in the courtroom.

Our firm works with the top mediators in the area, and we can advise you on the best professional for your specific circumstances. In the event that negotiation attempts fail in mediation, we always have the option of proceeding to trial.

Divorce Arbitration

Arbitration is another form of alternative dispute resolution that offers numerous benefits over courtroom litigation. This process has some similarities to a trial but can be completed in a much shorter time span. You and your spouse will both have attorneys representing your respective positions in front of an arbitrator, who will act as a judge and render a final order. Just as with a divorce order given by a judge at trial, the decision of the arbitrator is binding.

Please call our office in Boone or Weddington toll free at 888-805-8163 to discuss your unique circumstances. We also serve clients in the areas of Union County, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Boone. Our team is also available by and responsive to secure email 24/7. Your needs and goals are important to us.