Mediate or Collaborate
Then if necessary, Litigate

We believe that traditional litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes.

Alternative dispute resolution allows us to work with clients to help resolve problems without the need to go to court. Donita King has the experience and knowledge to help clients reach an agreement.

Donita King Law Offices has used
alternative dispute resolution practices in the following areas:

Divorce

Employment

Family Issues

Fee Disputes

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Securities & Contracts

Donita King Law Offices works with each new client to review their case and determine the best method moving forward.

We focus on what kinds of alternative dispute resolution is appropriate before resorting to litigation.

Donita King Law Offices has used
alternative dispute resolution practices in the following areas:

Divorce

Employment

Family Issues

Fee Disputes

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Securities & Contracts

Donita King Law Offices works with each new client to review their case and determine the best method moving forward.

We focus on what kinds of alternative dispute resolution is appropriate before resorting to litigation.

Your case could be resolved using
the following alternative dispute resolution methods:

Reach a mutual agreement through the use of a mediator. Two opposing parties sit down together with a trained mediator to help facilitate discussion. A mediator doesn’t give solutions or answers but helps the two sides communicate and hear each other to come to a mutual agreement.

Make use of a team of professionals when choosing collaboration as your alternative dispute resolution. This option involves two opposing parties, lawyers, and other trained professionals like parenting and financial experts, to help reach an agreement. The collaboration process focuses on a team of people working together to reach a common goal.

As a preventative alternative dispute resolution, facilitation helps to ward off a dispute in the beginning stages of a disagreement. This option is often used between two or more parties who need help identifying everyone’s interests. Not all facilitations end in a mutual agreement, but rather help everyone understand each other.

We’re a Smaller Firm
With a Personal Approach:

Ms. King and her staff are committed to ensuring that each client receives the best fit of legal help to fit their needs. You’ll receive personal service and caring professionals at Donita King Law Offices that the larger firms often lack.

If Alternative Dispute Resolutions Don’t Work:

Family Cases

We believe in trying to resolve cases using any of the above forms of ADR. However, if your family law case is still unresolved, Donita King Law Offices does offer litigation services for family cases only.

All Other Cases

Donita King provides mediation services to assist parties if various areas to achieve mutual agreement.  If Mediation doesn’t work, or the parties prefer, Donita King is also an experienced arbitrator and is available to provide services in that capacity.

We have a proven track record of advocating client disputes to help resolve your case.

Keep Up-To-Date

Keep up-to-date with mediation and alternative dispute resolution news, advice, and information on how the court system works in Virginia.

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