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Private, Tailored ADR Processes

JAMS Family Law Practice Group

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
Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.)

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Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.)

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Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata (Ret.)

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Caroline Antonacci, Esq.

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Hon. Glen M. Ashworth (Ret.)

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Mercedes Armas Bach (Retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit)

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Hon. Stewart L. Bell (Ret.)

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Hon. Richard Bennett (Ret.)

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Hon. Jonathan H. Cannon (Ret.)

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Randall 'Randy' Choy, Esq.

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Hon. P. Oswin (Os) Chrisman (Ret.)

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Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.)

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Hon. Stephen G. Crane (Ret.)

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Gary S. Davis, Esq.

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Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (Ret.)

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Hon. Deborah D. Fleck (Ret.)

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Hon. Norman S. Fletcher (Ret.)

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Jay Folberg, Esq.

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Gill S. Freeman (Retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit)

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Kathleen R. Gearin, Ramsey County District Judge, Retired

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Hon. Gloria Goldstein (Ret.)

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Hon. Robert Hight (Ret.)

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Hon. William J. Howatt, Jr. (Ret.)

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Hon. Jamie Jacobs-May (Ret.)

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Dina R. Jansenson, Esq.

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Hon. Melinda A. Johnson (Ret.)

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Hon. Nancy J. Katz (Ret.)

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Hon. J. Kathleen Learned (Ret.)

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Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.)

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Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.)

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Tamara Lopez, Esq.

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Hon. Jeannie Lowe (Ret.)

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Hon. Patrick J. Mahoney (Ret.)

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Hon. Jack K. Mandel (Ret.)

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Hon. William F. Martin (Ret.)

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Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)

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Hon. Jonathan C. Peters (Former)

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Hon. Elaine Rushing (Ret.)

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Scott J. Silverman (Retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit)

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Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)

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Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)

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Hon. Dennis M. Sweeney (Ret.)

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Hon. Maria Marinari Sypek (Ret.)

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Hon. Linda B. Thomas (Ret.)

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Hon. Eric B. Watness (Ret.)

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Hon. Elizabeth Glazebrook Watson (Former)

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Hon. Melvin K. Westmoreland, Senior Judge

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Why JAMS?

JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation.  JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, project neutral, and dispute review board work.