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The dedicated team at MHK Dispute Resolution offers a wide array of services to help you and your family find the best legal solution. We cover many areas of family law through mediation, litigation, and through the appeals process. While many areas of the law have best practices and legal precedent, we at MHK Dispute Resolution are ready to guide your specific case by whatever means are most appropriate.
Mediation is a confidential process where the mediator serves as a third-party neutral assisting the parties in reaching an agreement. Mediation can be voluntary or court ordered. The mediator does not make decisions or report to the presiding judge, but instead helps the parties to focus the issues and reach a resolution that they are in charge of crafting. Mediation is typically scheduled for an initial three-hour session with follow-up sessions if needed.
Conciliation is a dispute resolution process where the conciliator serves as a third-party neutral, but the process is not confidential. The conciliator first assists the parties with focusing the issues and reaching a resolution. If the parties do not reach a resolution the conciliator reports to the court. The scope of the report is determined by the presiding judge in advance and may include recommendations based on an investigation of the facts and circumstances of the case. Conciliation is typically a 60–90-day process.
Parent coordinators are appointed by the court to assist parents with implementing their parenting plan, improving communication, and focusing on the best interests and needs of their child or children. Parent coordinators may be appointed for up to 24 months at a time and can make changes to parenting plans that are not substantial or do not change legal or physical custody. Parent coordination is appropriate when there has been:
- Persistent conflict between the parents
- Ineffective parental problem-solving or communication
- A parent has a history of substance abuse
- A history of domestic violence
- Concerns about the metal health of a parent
- A child has special needs
- The court deems parent coordination is otherwise appropriate.
Areas of Practice
Our attorney uses tried and tested conflict resolution and mediation strategies to help all of our clients’ families navigate one of the most stressful times in a person’s life.
Child Custody & Parenting Time
MHK Dispute Resolution is here to help separated parents come to a consensus on how to provide food, clothing and other essential items for their child. This could include medical support, contributions to childcare costs, and more.
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