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Alternatives to Litigation

Alternatives to Litigation in Rockville and Frederick

Providing Innovative Approaches for Effective Divorce Settlements

Divorce litigation is often a contentious and inherently hostile process. If you have concerns about having to endure a nasty courtroom battle, the team at Fait & DiLima, LLP in Rockville and Frederick can provide a few alternatives that will help you and your spouse peacefully end your marriage. While we recognize the necessity of aggressive advocacy in court proceedings, we also acknowledge the effectiveness of alternatives to litigation. Our team is committed to helping spouses work together toward an agreeable compromise in divorce outside of a traditional adversarial environment.

Contact Fait & DiLima, LLP in Rockville and Frederick at (301) 888-6384 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.

Fait & DiLima’s comprehensive approach to the many areas of family law reflects the diverse needs of their clients, including:

  • Private divorce mediation
  • Court ordered mediation
  • Court ordered ADR
  • Private third-party expert custody evaluations
  • Private third-party expert psychological evaluations
  • Court Appointed Best Interest Attorney and Child Privilege Attorney
  • Collaborative Law
  • Four-way private negotiation

Should I Pursue Divorce Mediation?

In some cases, couples may be able to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution without separate legal counsel to resolve important divorce-related matters. When this is possible, mediation can be an effective method to finalize a divorce quickly and at a fair cost. Both Ms. Fait and Ms. DiLima are experienced divorce mediators in the state of Maryland.

When couples retain our firm’s services, they will meet directly with a partner will assist them in reaching an agreement regarding the following:

  • Property division
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and support

This form of alternative dispute resolution allows couples to move past a difficult situation quickly, reducing stress, costs, and heartache.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative law is another method we recommend to clients who seek a less adversarial approach to end their marriage. This form of dispute resolution involves both parties and their respective attorneys meeting to discuss goals, areas of disagreement, and opportunities for compromise. By coming together directly to address issues of concern to both parties, decisions can be made more efficiently.

Partner Marjorie G. DiLima is a member of both the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (CDRP) and the Collaborative Divorce Associates (CDA). These organizations are made up of attorneys specifically trained in effective collaborative law strategies.

Contact Our Knowledgeable Team for an Amicable End to Your Marriage

If you wish to forego a nasty courtroom battle, consider alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation or collaborative divorce. At Fait & DiLima, LLP in Rockville and Frederick, our law firm provides a number of different approaches for spouses to amicably end their marriage.

Contact us today at (301) 888-6384 to set up a consultation with a skilled member of legal team.

A Word from Past Clients

  • “Sylvia Borenstein & Laura Duncan of Fait & DiLima, LLP were incredibly knowledgeable and experienced at helping me sorting out and making a lot of important decisions for my life changing divorce. ...”

    - B.H.
  • “Sylvia Borenstein's Professionalism and knowledge of family law was very impressive. She thought of ways to help my sons that I never knew existed. Like establishing Trusts that are designed for ...”

    - B.H.
  • “Dorothy Fait successfully helped me through a highly contentious divorce, custody, and support case. Throughout the entire process, she was the perfect mixture of professionally skillful and also kind ...”

    - J.V.
  • “I had met several family law attorneys in the past through the Montgomery County Bar Association, and 2 years later when my (ex-)husband and I decided to get divorced, she was top of mind. Before ...”

    - I.A.
  • “Laura and Dorothy are very professional and knowledgeable. When I hired them I [had] been two years in the divorce process already. I was hopeless and then Laura [and Dorothy] put everything in order ...”

    - M.M.

Why Choose Us?

  • Dorothy R. Fait & Marjorie G. DiLima are Published Authors of Divorce In Maryland: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect (2017)

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments By Request
  • Skilled Protective Order Representation
  • A Personalized & Targeted Approach
  • 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Esteemed Awards & Recognitions
  • Top Litigators & Negotiators