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Family law cases may be some of the most emotionally charged cases an attorney may handle.

Clients can be stretched to their emotional and financial limits. Divorce cases can involve infidelity, emotional or physical abuse or claims that a spouse is not a fit parent or is trying to obtain control of a business through the divorce process. All this can be on public display in the courtroom. Those who are well known in their community may have this very private dirty laundry aired in the press.

Is Ligitation the Best Solution?

As an attorney, it’s up to you to find the best route for your client to reach his or her goals. Though litigation holds the promise of achieving those goals, what will that cost in money, time, energy and emotion? The vast majority of cases settle. Reaching that settlement in a fair, confidential, timely and cost-effective manner is in everyone’s interest. Why put it off?

After spending more than 30 years in court on both sides of the bench, retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman established Newman ADR, an alternative dispute resolution company. She offers family law mediation, arbitration, neutral fact-finding, neutral evaluation and summary jury trials as tools to help parties resolve their differences and move on with their lives.

Newman ADR is the provider of choice for alternative dispute resolution in Pennsylvania. Justice Newman has brought the most adversarial clients to mutual understanding in the toughest of cases. As the principal of Newman ADR, Justice Sandra Schultz Newman developed her family law mediation skills early on in her career, spending nearly 20 years in a private legal practice as a family law attorney.

Even when emotions cloud the parties’ rational judgment, Newman ADR’s proven ability to bring divergent parties to agreement is what makes us a successful and sought after family law mediator. Lawyers can feel confident in referring Pennsylvania family law mediation cases to Newman ADR. Justice Newman is dedicated to her clients’ individual needs and has the experience and expertise to achieve their goals and expectations.

When Justice Sandra Schultz Newman takes a Pennsylvania family law arbitration case, she commands respect from clients and attorneys. Knowing that she was a sitting judge and justice helps clients to feel confident that her arbitration decisions are objective and based on a solid legal understanding, as well as the principles of equity and fairness.

Newman ADR provides support in neutral evaluation when one or both parties are seeking the advice of an experienced attorney. Objective evaluation sometimes can move parties away from unrealistic positions, or at least provide them with more insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their cases.

Newman ADR will provide neutral fact-finding through investigation of an issue, reports or testimonies in court. An independent investigation can provide parties with neutral information for use in the resolution process.

Newman ADR also can hold a summary jury trial for parties who want to resolve a case but can’t reach an agreement on the terms. A limited trial, with a jury deciding those terms, can be much more manageable and less expensive than a full trial.

If you’ve been unable to reach a settlement in a family law matter, contact Newman ADR. Put the case on track to a fair resolution that will allow the parties, and their attorneys, to put the case behind them and move on. Call Newman ADR today at (610) 527-0404.

In addition to family law, Newman ADR helps parties resolve their differences in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, zoning and other cases.