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“See you in court!”

“See you in court” . . . Really!?

Disputes are inevitable facts of life: broken promises, failed expectations, or just disagreements over agreements! They can cause disruption in relationships and business dealings, sever bonds of friendship and trust, and often lead to destructive wars in court. Our courts are seriously overloaded and increasingly failing to deliver justice to frustrated litigants. Using alternatives to court litigation may just be the right course of action for your specific needs!

COURT LITIGATION VERSUS OUT-OF-COURT RESOLUTION

Try to envision being a party to a law suit! Write down the first few words that come to your mind. Now, compare your list with the one I compiled: expensive, protracted, hostile, intense, intimidating and frustrating. Protracted court litigation can often exhaust financial resources and emotional reserves before the case even gets to trial!

Now, imagine a setting where you have control over the cost, duration and intensity of the process, freedom of choice in selecting your judge or dispute resolution professional, and most importantly, a wide range of options and control over the outcome.
With serious budget cuts and shortage of judges, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming the new norm for resolving disputes. The most typical form of ADR is a Mediation or Arbitration, where parties voluntarily, or through a contractual agreement or by a court order, select a dispute resolution professional as a neutral judge or Mediator. The sessions are held in non-intimidating and private settings. Arbitrations resemble the adversarial process in that the Neutral acts as a judge or the finder of facts, who issues an award based on the evidence presented by the parties (the award can be binding or non- binding depending on the circumstances of the case). In Mediation, however, the Neutral acts as a facilitator and skillfully assists the parties in reaching a resolution, without ever issuing an award. Instead, it is the parties’ agreement reached in Mediation that can be documented into an enforceable and binding order of the court.

So, next time you are tempted to invite someone to “See you in court,” think twice and be sure to investigate and consider all of your dispute resolution options.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Google
Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

Yelp
This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

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Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.