Emily Gross and her associates are experienced in all family law practice areas and are flexible in handling your case in the way that is right for you. This may include dealing directly with your spouse/family member, engaging the services of a mediator, using collaborative methods, negotiating through counsel, hiring a private arbitrator or litigating in court. We will help you navigate the process and work with you to accomplish a fair and equitable resolution of your dispute.
Agreements can be reached in all aspects of family law, from custody, support and division of assets, to prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, domestic partnership dissolution agreements and adoption agreements. The benefits of reaching an agreement with the other party are enormous and allows us to construct a resolution that is precisely tailored to your individual circumstances.
In general, reaching an agreement is better than leaving the determination to a judge or jury who does not know you or your family and can sometimes be swayed by emotions rather than facts or legal precedence.
Courts are unlikely to provide the same level of nuance and detail in an order, which is something you can expect from a negotiated agreement. Out-of-court settlements can be submitted for a judge’s approval once signed.