collaborative law and mediation
Collaborative Law Attorney in Pittsburgh
At Notaro Calabrese & Epstein, P.C., we're proud to have Bethany L. Notaro, Esq., on our team. An experienced family law attorney and certified professional divorce mediator, Bethany L. Notaro, Esq., understands how to help clients successfully navigate mediation and collaborative law disputes.
To schedule a consultation with our team and work on your case with Bethany L. Notaro, Esq., contact us online or via phone at (412) 281-1988.
What Is Mediation?
During mediation, two parties meet with a neutral third party (the mediator). The mediator acts as a liaison between the parties, helping them understand what each other wants and negotiate a mutually beneficial arrangement. Mediation can occur over just one or multiple sessions, depending on the complexity of the case.
Although mediators help parties reach an agreement, they cannot give legal advice. Parties must obtain personal legal representation if they want to seek counsel.
Our own Bethany L. Notaro, Esq., is a certified professional mediator. She'll work with you and your partner to negotiate an equitable arrangement in your case and help you draft an agreement. After developing an agreement for your case, you may then present it to a judge, who can sign it to finalize your case.
What Is Collaborative Law?
Like mediation, collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution. However, no neutral third party presides over the process.
Instead, each party hires their own collaborative lawyer. The parties and their lawyers then meet with each other over a series of meetings to discuss the case and possible outcomes.
If the parties negotiate an arrangement, the collaborative lawyers can help them draft an agreement. Like a mediated agreement, a judge can then review and sign the agreement to sign it into law and finalize the case.
Whether you want to engage in mediation or utilize collaborative law to resolve your case, Bethany L. Notaro, Esq., can help you find the best path forward in your legal dispute.
To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (412) 281-1988.