North Carolina Family Law Attorneys
Call Today 704.200.9278
Divorce Doesn't Always Have To Be A Battle Helping Couples End Their Marriage Peacefully

Divorce Mediation in Charlotte & Weddington, NC

Mediation & Arbitration vs. Litigated Divorce

The process of divorce 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 divorce and family law team before committing to either route.

As divorce lawyers, we at Epperson Law Group, PLLC know how to take a different approach to divorce through mediation and arbitration. We are specially trained and experienced in these areas of collaborative law and can apply our skills to protect your interests while seeking a mutually beneficial resolution to support, custody, property division, and more.

Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Divorce

At Epperson Law Group, PLLC, we help individuals obtain favorable, cost-effective results during divorce mediation and arbitration. We have offices in Boone and Weddington and represent clients throughout Charlotte and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.

We are uniquely qualified to handle 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 in North Carolina.

Both of our lead attorneys are former U.S. Military JAG Corps officers, each with over 25 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 Charlotte, Weddington, and the surrounding communities, 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.

Work with Trained Professionals in Collaborative Divorce

If a collaborative divorce may be an option for you, please contact our offices to schedule a consultation. From our offices in Charlotte and Boone, we represent clients across the state. Whether you are in Charlotte or one of the surrounding communities, we will be happy to arrange a confidential review of your divorce case to determine how we can assist you.

Contact our Charlotte mediation lawyers at (704) 200-9278 and get started today.

Caring Service For Your Family Law Issues

Hear From Past Clients
  • “Words cannot express my gratitude. I have the chance to have my life back now thanks to James Epperson!”


  • “Great Law Firm”


  • “James and his office staff are always ready to help answer your questions and concerns”


  • “Mr. Epperson is a wonderful attorney!”

    Previous Client

  • “Excellent group of people to work with. Highly recommend!”
  • “Great lawyer! Whenever we need legal help in the Charlotte area, we call James Epperson”


  • “Wonderful law firm and an amazing staff. ”


  • “James Epperson was by far the best attorney in the courtroom.”


  • “The staff is amazing, James. Thank you again!”