With skilled legal guidance, contentious family law disputes can often be resolved in a favorable, cost-effective manner. Through collaborative law, mediation and/or early neutral evaluation, couples terminating their relationship are better able to maintain control over their cases, negotiate their own terms, develop separation agreements and parenting plans that meet their children's and their own needs, and finally resolve their disputes with the least amount of time and expense possible.
Our Ohio family law attorneys have a strong focus on mediation, collaborative law and early neutral evaluation. If you need an experienced mediation attorney or collaborative lawyer in Ohio, we are here to help you explore your options.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with an experienced Columbus divorce mediation lawyer.
In the mediation process, divorcing couples work with a neutral, third-party mediator, working together to resolve issues such as property division, child custody and spousal support. The mediation process puts more control in the hands of divorcing spouses and less in the hands of family court judges. Attorney Bobbie Corley O'Keefe or Anthony Delligatti can serve as a third-party mediator or your advocate in the mediation process.
Ms. O'Keefe and Mr. Delligatti remain up-to-date on all areas related to family law and are members of the Columbus Bar Association and its Family Law Committee and the Ohio State Bar Association and its Family Law Committee. Ms. O'Keefe is also a member of the Ohio Mediation Association, the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc., and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has received extensive basic and advanced training in all areas related to the collaborative process and has been a speaker for the local and state bar on collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution techniques in child custody and divorce.
Collaborative law is an interest-based negotiation process which focuses on each person's individual interests and post-divorce needs. The divorcing couple and both collaborative attorneys work as a team with an eye toward respectfully communicating and negotiating a resolution to all of the issues involved in their individual case. The collaborative attorneys are so committed to helping the parties resolve their dispute peacefully that they are not allowed to represent their clients in litigation if the marriage is not terminated using the collaborative process. In collaborative law, you also have the option of working with professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, real estate, mental health and other fields.
To learn more about collaborative law in Ohio, please follow this link to the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals website.
Early Neutral Evaluation
We also provide our clients with Early Neutral Evaluation, a service that can spare them significant time and expense. Mr. Delligatti, with more than 30 years of experience as a divorce litigator, handles the Early Neutral Evaluation process for the firm. Given Mr. Delligatti's knowledge and experience, he will meet with both the husband and wife, obtain all necessary and relevant background information and financial data, and give you his opinions regarding potential options for a fair and reasonable settlement of the issues involved in your situation. In this capacity, Mr. Delligatti serves purely as a neutral professional and does not advocate as an attorney for one side or the other. This is a perfect option for those who know they want to settle matters peacefully, but who simply do not know or understand what the options for settlement are with respect to their particular circumstances.
Contact A Grove City Collaborative Law Attorney
If you are seeking legal guidance for a divorce, visitation dispute, alimony matter or other family law issue, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with an experienced Columbus divorce mediation lawyer.