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Practice: Family Law

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JAMS Family Law Practice Group

Trusted Experts. Timely Resolution. Private, tailored ADR processes.

Family law disputes are challenging and stressful. Resolving such matters at JAMS can reduce stress and allow families to move on with their lives without unnecessary delays.

Trusted family law experts with unmatched expertise. Our preeminent panel includes retired judges, commissioners and attorney-neutrals who have handled thousands of cases and are dedicated to resolving the often emotional issues that can arise in family law.

Timely resolution at competitive rates. JAMS provides cost-effective, efficient resolution processes. Sessions with a family law neutral, including an optional preliminary conference, can be scheduled on dates that are convenient for all parties.

Privacy and comfort. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows parties to have more privacy and— in many cases—complete confidentiality. JAMS Resolution Centers are centrally located and designed to provide a comfortable, neutral setting in which to resolve your dispute.

Flexible ADR formats tailored to meet the needs of each case. JAMS neutrals are available to resolve discrete issues or entire cases and offer a variety of styles and approaches. They serve as temporary judges, discovery referees, mediators and arbitrators in disputes involving, but not limited to the following:

  • Allocation of debt and assets
  • Spousal and child support
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Valuation and disposition of family-owned businesses
  • Marriage and domestic partner dissolution
  • Relocation
  • Validity of pre- or post-nuptial agreements
  • Capacity issues
  • Child custody and parenting coordination
  • Characterization of property
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs