Alternative Dispute Resolution And Family Law

Few people truly understand the toll that divorce will take on themselves and their children. The traditional process is emotional and often far more complex than many families anticipate. Things often spin out of control as negotiations drag on and the matter goes to court.

It doesn't need to be that way. Alternative dispute resolution provides couples a more peaceful avenue to ending their marriage and working together toward a mutually agreed-upon divorce settlement.

No one knows your family and its needs better than you and your spouse. Choosing to mediate your divorce outside of court can foster a creative environment, in which you are allowed more flexibility and freedoms than a judge can offer.

Finding A More Amicable Path To Separation And Divorce

I am St. Paul mediator and arbitrator Mike Black. I have represented thousands of clients as an attorney, and have provided mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in more than 1000 cases across the metro area throughout more than 35 years of practice. Many Twin Cities attorneys refer their clients to me for efficient, results-based family law mediation. The divorce process is not simple, but if you are ready to work through it and move on to the next chapter of your life, I can help.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

ADR refers to any method for resolving disputes out of court. This includes negotiations and mediation. In the context of family law, this can prove highly beneficial for couples, particularly those who wish to part amicably and do not want to endure a lengthy and drawn-out court battle.

I am skilled in helping clients keep costs and emotions low by helping them explore ADR options and taking a path that is more suited to their needs and financial considerations.

I have been selected for inclusion in the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers in family law and mediation since 2006, and I have been AV Preeminent peer review-rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. I was also selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2012 to 2015 in family law mediation. Best Lawyers selected me as Attorney of the Year in Family Court Mediation for Minnesota in 2014.

I am well-equipped to assist you in the following areas of family law, ADR and mediation:

Contact Mike Black For More Information

You can choose to contact me via email, but I also welcome phone calls. Oftentimes, by engaging in a short dialog, I can help individuals better understand their situation and the steps they need to take. Call my St. Paul Office at 651-222-2587.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.