Family Law Resolution Greensboro NC Family Law Attorney

 [GRAPHIC: Rebecca Perry, of McKinney, Justice, Perry & Coulter, Family Law, 336-790-0165, 877-509-6616, www.GSOFamilyLaw.com, 910 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-1513] [GRAPHIC: Rebecca Perry, Attorney] There are eight different options for family law resolution. [GRAPHIC: 1. Self Representation, The parties come to their own agreement and draw their own contract.] Self representation is where the parties come to their own terms and prepare their own documents. [GRAPHIC: 2. Attorney Prepared Agreement under Self Negotiated Terms. The parties negotiate the terms & a lawyer prepares terms in writing.] Attorney prepared agreements under self-negotiated terms are where the parties negotiate the terms between themselves and hire a lawyer to reduce those terms to writing. [GRAPHIC: 3. Mediated Agreement, The parties engage a mediator to help them negotiate the terms & a lawyer prepares an agreement.] A mediated agreement is where the parties engage a mediator to help them come to terms and a lawyer prepares the agreement. [GRAPHIC: 4. Attorney Negotiated Agreement. The party’s attorney negotiates an agreement for the parties.] An attorney negotiated agreement is where the parties engage attorneys to help them negotiate the terms of the agreement and ultimately reduce those terms to writing. [GRAPHIC: 5. Collaborative Law. The parties agree that they are not going to let the court handle the case.] Collaborative law is a more formal dispute resolution process in which the parties agree that they will not let the court handle the case. [GRAPHIC: 6. Attorney Mediated Agreement. Attorneys hire a mediator to help the parties come to terms.] An attorney mediated agreement is where the attorneys engage a mediator to help them resolve the issues. [GRAPHIC: 7. Arbitration. Similar to litigation, but both parties agree on arbitrator to make decision.] Arbitration is similar to litigation, except the two parties hire the arbitrator and the arbitrator makes the decision. [GRAPHIC: 8. Full Blown Litigation. Litigate every issue & let the judge decide on everything.] Full blown litigation is where the parties can’t agree on anything and they resort to the county courthouse, where a judge will make a decision that they will have to live by. [GRAPHIC: Rebecca Perry, Attorney] I would advise anybody to start with the option that involves the least number of people and gives them the most control over the process, which would be engage in self-negotiated terms, but still hire an attorney to prepare the documents. [GRAPHIC: Rebecca Perry, of McKinney, Justice, Perry & Coulter, Family Law, 336-790-0165, 877-509-6616, www.GSOFamilyLaw.com, 910 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-1513] [End of Audio]