We make it easy for unmarried parents to resolve all custody, child support and other child-related coparenting matters quickly and inexpensively.
See how our divorce mediation process infused with law and psychology saves you time, money, and stress.
Your particular concerns and goals about custody, time-sharing, child support and all other child-related matters will be addressed privately, not open to the public as with court-based proceedings. We incorporate everything you decided during mediation in a personalized and legally-binding settlement agreement and all required court documents. You keep control, you won’t surrender it lawyers and a judge, and will never have to go to court.
Our services cost a small fraction of using lawyers regardless your circumstances. And everything will be finalized in much less time than the eight to fifteen months typical when using lawyers in the court-based system.
Our mediation process will serve the best interests of your children. With our expertise in psychology (and mediation and law), we are adept at reducing the anxiety and stress that is more than likely to intensify when oppositional lawyers are involved.
The Benefits of a Court Ordered Coparenting Agreement
A coparenting agreement without a court order is simply a contract between unmarried parents — and as with any type of contract implies that both parents will perform their obligations in good faith. But if later on a parent does not perform his or her obligations as agreed (for example, the payment of child support), enforcement is only available if the other parent begins court proceedings (which can take many months to complete and involve substantial attorney fees).
With a court ordered coparenting agreement neither parent has to rely on the goodwill of the other. From the outset, each parents’ obligations are readily enforceable. So while a coparenting agreement without a court order may work in the short-term, it’s long-term effectiveness is unlikely.
What are my options and how do they compare?
|You maintain control||Yes||No|
|You make the final decisions||Yes||Sometimes|
|It‘s totally private and confidential||Yes||No|
|It‘s cost efficient (saves you money)||Yes||No|
|It‘s time efficient (can be done quickly)||Yes||No|
|The process guarantees safe and respecful communications and negotiations||Yes||No|
|It reduces your fear, stress & hostility||Yes||No|
|It helps you create long-lasting, practical agreements||Yes||Sometimes|
|It addresses the emotional psychological aspects of disputes.||Yes||No|
|It equalizes power and information imbalances||Yes||No|
|It has the highest post-agreement compliance rate (both parties honor their decisions)||Yes||No|
In addition to their 25+ years of mediation experience, our Mediators have backgrounds in both law and psychology and are highly effective in making sure that unmarried couples with minor children make fully informed decisions about child support, custody (“Legal Decision-making) time-sharing, and all other legal and financial issues involved in their situation. After parents who are not married have decided everything, our Mediator prepares a comprehensive and legally binding coparenting agreement.
It is well-established that mediation is the least expensive and stressful way to resolve any disagreements without the hostility and substantial cost of using two traditional lawyers. During a coparenting mediation, the Mediator helps parents communicate and negotiate effectively, offers different options and alternative for resolving issues, and provides legal, financial, tax, and other child-related matters — all directed towards each parent making informed decisions.
With an experienced and expert Mediator, unmarried parents can rest assured that nothing has been overlooked and everything is legally binding including for example custody arrangements (“Legal Decision Making”), the child support amount, a time-sharing schedule for weekdays, weekends, holidays, and vacations, the payment of health insurance coverage for a minor child(ren), child-related tax deductions and credits, and many other important minor child-related matters.
A coparenting agreement is a legally binding contract under which unmarried parents delineate their respective rights and obligations regarding a minor child(ren).
Schedule a Free Consultation for you and your coparent to get your questions answered.
Every situation is different. That’s why our Mediator will give you a written cost estimate after learning about your particular situation and determining which of our Low Cost programs best serves your needs.
The professionalism, organization, ability to completely explain and make aware of all the options possible were kindly delivered by Oliver. I would not look anywhere else for a better mediator
Judy BarretoFormer Client
Oliver and his staff made this difficult time in our lives so much easier. The approach to divorce was handled with concern for our emotional, as well as financial, well-being. We both came out feeling as though we were treated fairly and given sound advice for going forward.
Tracy RFormer Client
My experience using Out-of-Court-Solutions was extremely positive and I highly recommend their services to anyone facing as difficult a situation as a divorce or separation.
Jenna MarieFormer Client
Out-of-Court Solutions guided us through the difficult process of divorce. Valuable information was provided that enabled us to formulate intelligent decisions.
Sherry WrightFormer Client
Out-of-Court Solutions guided us through the difficult process of divorce. Valuable information was provided that enabled us to formulate intelligent decisions. Both our mediator and his support staff were very supportive when emotions surfaced and due to their calm and professional approach made a tough situation easier to navigate.
Sherry AlmondFormer Client
I could not have hoped for a better experience in reaching a settlement. I’m forever grateful for Oliver’s help. He’s the best!
David RogersFormer Client
Out-of-Court Solutions provided me the information I needed to make all the necessary, and sometimes difficult, decisions during my divorce. They walked me through every aspect of the divorce process and promptly answered all my phone and email inquiries. Their compassion, guidance and knowledge combined with their affordability is why I give them a 5 star recommendation. Thank you Amanda, Cassie and Tamara!
Joanne GutierrezFormer Client
The team at Out of Court Solutions made a very uncertain and stressful process super easy. The team was responsive, timely, and thorough. I was pleasantly surprised with streamlined the guidance and process was.
Rachael OhtonFormer Client
Out of Court Solutions is everything that it’s name implies-plus a lot more! They bring simple, but thorough processes to what is always a hard and emotional set of decisions. TRUE professionals ! Out of Court Solutions simplifies the divorce process and does it cost effectively.
Allen LorenziFormer Client
I’m Barry Brooks and I confess I have not worked with Oliver Ross and his team at Out of Court Solutions. But the reason I’m writing is I have had several of my friends do so and have had terrific resolutions for all parties involved. No hostility often typically found with divorce attorneys. And they feel that they saved themselves a lot of aggravation, time as well as money. Very highly recommended!
Barry BrooksFormer Client