To resolve issues in family law cases, different options such as litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (settlement conferences) are available to the parties. Divorce Settlement Agreements, Mediation Often times, judges encourage efforts to resolve conflicts prior to setting a trial in the matter. Some Judges refer to “CART” as the reason you want to spend efforts to settle prior to trial. It is “C”heaper – paying lawyers to proceed to trial can be costly; it is alot of “A”ggravation – it is very stressful for parties to appear before a judge and present their case; it is always involves “R”isk for all parties involved – no one has a slam dunk case and risks a worse case scenario possibility; and it saves “T”ime – the Courts are very busy and it is often faster to reach resolution if you do not require the Courts time. Contact an attorney at Lasiter & Jackson to discuss out of Court ways in which you can resolve your case. The lawyers at Lasiter & Jackson not only represent you in litigation but conduct mediations and settlement conferences to resolve your issues in family law matters.