The vast majority of cases utilize the court system.  Alternative dispute resolution methods have been incorporated into the traditional court system in many areas of family law.  Mediation is mandatory for the first step in the court process both in support and custody matters in Erie County.  Negotiation outside of court is also an important part of dispute resolution in the traditional court system.

Litigation is a good choice where:

  • One or both parties refuse to utilize alternate dispute resolution
  • It is a high conflict situation
  • Domestic violence is an issue

To learn more about litigating your case, call (814) 456-6144 to schedule an appointment with any of the attorneys at the Family Law Group.