Mary Ann Hess talks about litigation and the importance of spouses retaining
control of their situation and making good decisions about their future (0:36)
Mary Ann Hess, Divorce Attorney
If your situation holds the potential
for "do it yourself" divorce, you may benefit from a
"coaching" session with Mary Ann Hess to discuss divorce
planning, document review, the parties' rights and
responsibilities in divorce, and other pertinent issues.
In negotiation, Mary Ann Hess can work with you to focus your goals,
educate you on possible outcomes, and help you develop creative,
personalized solutions to your unique circumstances. Mary Ann will
not escalate the conflict in your dispute and will work hard to
create an amicable and results-oriented relationship with everyone
involved in the process.
Negotiation is often useful in premarital
agreements, paternity, divorce, adoption, custody, marital property,
child support, and spousal maintenance disagreements. Negotiation is offered on an hourly fee basis
with a retainer deposit.
potential option for people who have a hard time negotiating with one another is
to choose binding arbitration or “private trial.” Arbitration allows you both to
present your side of the story to a an experienced family law practitioner,
along with evidence and witnesses, as in a trial, but in a less formal
environment. Arbitration is not only less structured; it is also completely
private and confidential and can be accomplished quickly. The arbitrator's
decision forms the basis of your decree or Court orders.