Mediation Services

Collaborative Law Mediation: An Alternative To Traditional Divorce Litigation

Collaborative Law Mediation

Collaborative divorce is a relatively new alternative dispute resolution process. It began in the 1990’s, and was recognized by the Washington State Legislature in 2014.

The collaborative divorce process assumes that a divorcing couple has the ability to work together to determine what is fair with the help of a professional team. The team consists of attorneys for each spouse, and, when appropriate, a financial planner, child specialist and/or therapeutic coaches. The team’s focus is minimizing conflict in order to facilitate constructive discussions that lead to responsible financial and parenting decisions.

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Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a stressful process. When couples litigate issues before a judge, the emotional toll and the expense increase exponentially. Fortunately, there are ways to simplify your divorce and reduce costs, while still achieving your goals for your future. For many couples, mediation is a useful tool for removing impediments to a settlement on important issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of marital property. Eastside Mediation & Arbitration has the knowledge and skill to guide you through the mediation process toward a mutually acceptable, cost-effective resolution of your most contentious divorce issues.

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I help clients resolve problems pertaining to the care of aging parents and settle estate differences in a manner that promotes understanding and cooperation. This can involve everything from shared caretaking and parental relocation to guardianships. Mediation helps reduce conflict between parents and siblings while preserving the elderly family member’s dignity.

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Family mediation is a problem-solving process that gives individuals and family members the opportunity to reach amicable legal settlements. I am Darcia Tudor, and at Eastside Mediation & Arbitration in Kirkland, Washington, I have helped families throughout King County mediate a wide range of domestic issues, including child access, parental relocation, parental alienation, contested modifications, guardianships and custody and visitation disputes. I bring more than 30 years of legal experience, 20 years as a mediator and 10 years as a licensed mental health counselor to finding ways to focus on common ground and to avoid costly, lengthy litigation.

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A parent coordinator works with high-conflict families in Washington, assisting them in resolving their disputes out of court to reduce excess litigation. Parent coordination reduces the level of conflict, which jeopardizes the emotional and financial well-being of their children. When seeking assistance from a parent coordinator, it is important to ensure that he or she has the skill and experience necessary to helping you achieve your goals.I am attorney Darcia C. Tudor, founder of Eastside Mediation & Arbitration in Kirkland. In addition to my legal education, I have a background in psychology. I combine my knowledge of these disciplines to help my clients reach effective, long-lasting solutions to issues that involve their families.

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When a loved one passes, deciding inheritance issues in probate court can be a long and expensive process. Mediation is a swift, cost-effective alternative that lets families settle probate matters in a collaborative setting where personal issues as well as legal issues can be dealt with. I am Darcia Tudor and at Eastside Mediation and Arbitration in Kirkland, Washington, I have over 30 years of experience helping families work through their legal issues productively while preserving their relationships.

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