Some cases cannot be resolved without going to court. We have extensive trial experience and will guide you through that process. Our attorneys have lectured and published articles on litigating family law matters. Should your case be one that cannot be settled, we will vigorously represent you in the litigation process.
Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP offers mediation services to those clients who want to take an active role in structuring their own divorce settlement. Individuals who choose mediation share with their spouses a commitment to working together in a cooperative, non-adversarial way to achieve a fair division of their property and to resolve such issues as spousal support, child support, child custody, and visitation. Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP regularly consults with clients who participate in the mediation process.
Collaborative Law is another option offered by Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP. If both parties in a case elect this form of representation, they commit at the outset to resolving the case through negotiation rather than court action. The attorneys agree not to be litigation counsel. Unlike mediation, the parties electing collaborative law are actively represented by their attorneys in each step of the negotiation process.
Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP is frequently consulted for second opinions in family law cases.
An expanding area of our practice involves pre and post marital agreements which we prefer to do using the mediation process. Both Mr. Whiting and Mr. Abel have lectured to the Contra Costa County Bar Association on this subject.