Years ago, it was widely assumed that going to court was always necessary to settle differences in matters of divorce and family law. These days, though, there is generally a better understanding of methods of alternative dispute resolution -- or ADR.
Fighting a long, contentious divorce or child custody battle with a former spouse can amount to a frustrating effort. Like many of these cases that we see in Minneapolis, spouses can become emotionally charged during this difficult phase of their lives. Due to these emotions, they hurl accusations at the other side and drag proceedings over property division and child custody issues on longer than necessary. In the end, this only costs spouses and any children involved, time, money and emotional strife.