Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
When a family is in transition it can be an intensely personal and stressful time for all involved. Although the court system is available, increasing numbers of people are choosing Alternative Dispute Resolution, a private option which enables families to tailor a process to meet their particular needs and timelines. As compared to resolution by court order, when people engage in crafting their own settlement they are more satisfied and the solutions are likely to be durable over time. A successful ADR session also sets the stage for more cooperative resolution of future issues which may arise as children and parents age, families blend, and unforeseen changes occur.
Ensuring a fair, neutral, thorough, and timely experience is integral to providing effective Alternative Dispute Resolution. There are many ADR process options available. It is important that participants carefully consider the most appropriate process for their particular circumstances. During a pre-session telephone conference, Tanja will confer with participants or their legal counsel to ensure that the ADR services selected will be tailored to the particular interests and objectives at issue. See Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts.