Out Of Court Solutions Offers New Conferencing Strategy To End Costly Divorce Lawsuits

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Scottsdale firm allows divorcing couples to quickly and effectively end expensive legal proceedings through its Mediated Settlement Conference Program.

The process also includes emotional support, not to mention the reduction of financial burdens associated with litigation.

Designed to end divorce lawsuits quickly and effectively, the Mediated Settlement Conference program is now being offered by Arizona based Out of Court Solutions. The Conference can occur at any time during the litigation process and is conducted by the experienced and qualified divorce mediator, Oliver Ross. JD, PhD.

"We are glad to offer a program that helps each party not only settle their differences, but also inject reason, which helps them deal with the emotions common to divorce," said Oliver Ross, director of mediation services and owner of Out of Court Solutions.

At the forefront of divorce mediation in Arizona, Out of Court Solutions specializes in divorce as well as workplace mediation. To begin the process, the company requires each party's attorney to submit a 5-10 page mediation memo, summarizing the facts to the mediator and opposing counsel, and a 3-4 page confidential settlement memo to the mediator. These need to be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the Conference.

"Divorce is something that affects the entire family, including children," said Ross. "During the Conference, we address the contested issues through communication, negotiation, and decision-making, all encouraged through joint and/or private mediation sessions. A memorandum of understanding summarizes all the decisions made during the Conference." Ross adds, "The process also includes emotional support, not to mention the reduction of financial burdens associated with litigation."

The parties decide how much they want their respective attorney to participate in the Conference. Most cases are resolved in one day or less, but the mediator can stay involved via phone, email, or another Conference if needed. Usually, the Conference lasts between 4 and 7 hours. The mediator will typically spend 1 to 2 hours reviewing the documents from each party, and then 1 to 3 hours preparing a Memorandum of Understanding.

"Although the goal is to mediate in the course of one day, I will stay involved in some capacity as long as we are making progress," says Ross. "The purpose of starting mediation is to have all parties satisfied with the end agreement."

With experience in law, psychology, and mediation training, Oliver Ross and all of the other mediators with Out of Court Solutions are dedicated to resolving the issues associated with divorce in Arizona with as little hostility and expense as possible - while providing a service for collaborative divorce in Phoenix.

To learn more about Out of Court Solution's Mediated Settlement Conference program or other Arizona mediation services, visit the company's Web site at http://www.outofcourtsolutions.com or contact Ross at (602) 404-1500.

About Out of Court Solutions
Founded in 1995, Out of Court Solutions has built its Scottsdale, Arizona-based business around reducing the emotional stress, financial expense, and parental conflict associated with divorce. The company also extends is mediation services to settling business and workplace disputes. Its superior mediation team includes founder Oliver Ross, JD. PhD, who, with a legal, business, and psychology background, has mediated over 1,200 divorce, family, and workplace disputes.

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