Alternative Dispute Resolution And Divorce

Attorney Greg Mogel's experience representing clients who are going through contested divorces has given him a deep appreciation for finding alternative ways to resolve divorce-related disputes. At the Law Offices of Greg C. Mogel, LLC, we strive to help clients avoid a lengthy and contentious divorce through divorce mediation and the collaborative divorce process.

Resolving Family Law Matters Amicably

Not every lawyer has the skill set to relate to people and assist them in successfully resolving important financial and personal issues. Family law attorney Greg Mogel is a compassionate and experienced family law attorney who has helped many divorcing couples find mutually beneficial solutions to divorce-related issues, including property division, child custody, child support and spousal support.

How Mediation Works In A Divorce

In divorce mediation, a neutral third-party mediator assists both parties in understanding the legal process, their options and the terms of any agreement they make. Greg Mogel is a trained and experienced divorce mediator who will provide you with the information you need to feel empowered and make informed decisions that affect your family, finances and future.

In mediation, divorce and family law issues are resolved in the privacy of our offices, not in a courtroom. Greg does not represent one spouse or the other; rather, he works with both parties to facilitate an agreement. Greg helps you prepare the paperwork you need to initiate and finalize your case and, if necessary, can bring in other professionals, including financial and parenting experts, to help resolve issues.

The average timeline to mediate a divorce and other family law issues is four to six months and includes:

  • Establishing a working relationship
  • Filing paperwork initiating the case
  • Setting up negotiation sessions based on the number of issues that need to be resolved and the complexity of issues
  • Preparing financial affidavits, settlement agreements and final hearing documents
  • Final hearing

The Collaborative Divorce Process

In a collaborative divorce, divorcing spouses agree to work together to resolve issues outside of court. Each spouse is represented by an attorney who provides advice, guidance and representation both outside of and during negotiations with a soon-to-be ex-spouse and his or her attorney. Prior to the start of any negotiations, both attorneys must sign an agreement stipulating that they will not represent either party in the event that negotiations fail and litigation becomes necessary. This agreement serves to encourage all parties to work collaboratively to resolve divorce matters.

If you are interested in pursuing a collaborative divorce, Greg Mogel will provide the sound legal advice and representation you need to achieve a fair divorce settlement and a child custody agreement that meets your family's needs.

When Divorce Litigation Is Necessary

At times, efforts to mediate or to use the collaborative process to resolve divorce-related matters may be unsuccessful. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are not able to resolve any or all of the issues related to your divorce or child custody matter through alternative dispute resolution, taking the matter to court is likely your best option.

Greg Mogel will represent you and your best interests in court and present compelling testimony and evidence to a judge who will issue a final decision regarding the contested issue. As your attorney, Greg will guide and help you successfully navigate the divorce litigation process.

Explore Your Divorce Options Today

The Law Offices of Greg C. Mogel, LLC, is located in the heart of West Hartford Center, which is convenient for people living in Simsbury, Avon, Farmington and Glastonbury, Connecticut. To discuss your divorce needs, call our firm today at 860-233-8337 or contact us to set up an appointment. Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request.