Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

In traditional litigation, people dig into entrenched positions and don’t give up those positions willingly. It is by its very nature adversarial and costly. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides methods for solving family law issues.

At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, our lawyers are trained in alternative dispute resolution practices. These are constructive ways of resolving family issues such as divorce, separation agreements, child custody and marital property division. The only job of the attorneys in alternative dispute resolution is to help their clients settle the case in a productive and satisfactory manner, however, if ADR blows up we will then prepare the client and move forward with litigation.

Throughout ADR methods:

  • Both sides are represented by attorneys who advise them about the law.
  • The participants — the parties and their attorneys — agree to work together in good faith to try find an amicable resolution that satisfies both sides.
  • The attorneys usually enlist the help of specialists such as financial advisors, child specialists and divorce coaches to help the parties resolve specific issues.
  • During mediation, both sides can share information and freely discuss issues, knowing that what they say can’t be used against them in court.
  • These approaches encourage the parties to find common ground and problem-solve rather than construct barricades and rigid positions.

Free Attorney Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your family law issue. To talk with a family lawyer at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our contact form.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Sarah Hemmer
Sarah Hemmer
19:27 22 May 18
I worked with Alicia and she was always quick, attentive and clear in her communication. I have also consulted with her on going and she continues to provide the same service for additional family matters.
Nii Oryee
Nii Oryee
21:01 01 May 18
My experience with the Law Offices of Corrie Boulay was excellent. I am a non-US citizen faced with an extremely complex case in Maryland Courts. Ms. Corrie Boulay and Ms. Alicia Smollon and their team delivered fantastic service for me with excellent outcomes on two different occasions.They were very compassionate, responsive to my case and their fees were very reasonable. First-class Law Firm, excellent, skilled and compassionate lawyering.I was very lucky to have them representing me.Dr. J.ACanada
Deborah Marshall
Deborah Marshall
13:42 29 Dec 17
Alicia was a delight to work with and helped us through every step of the adoption process. Would highly recommend!
Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell
19:01 27 Dec 17
If it wasn’t bad enough to have to hire a divorce lawyer, the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC, came to my rescue. I was, and still am, very impressed with my attorney, Alicia Smollon. Her skills and knowledge regarding the handling of my divorce was extraordinaire. She’s attentive, professional and has a way of making you feel more at ease when discussing sensitive issues. She has been responsive to my emails, as well as all my concerns.
Caryn K
Caryn K
21:13 26 Dec 17
Alicia Smollon did a great job helping us with adoption finalization. She was sensitive to our need to complete the process within a certain timeline, and everything went smoothly.
Erica Dellinger
Erica Dellinger
21:28 18 Dec 17
love themThey are very family friendly and will do everything to ensure you are treated fairly and respectfully.
Christine Wilson
Christine Wilson
16:36 06 Sep 17
This is the second time I have used this Law Firm and both experiences were great! Very knowledgeable about Family Law and very professional during negotiations. This is the kind of firm you want to represent you!
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