Mediation And More

Brigid A. Duffield

Mediation and More


Resolving conflict with loved ones, particularly when relationships are breaking down, makes most people nervous. As an attorney mediator, Brigid Duffield encourages clients to stay out of the court system. Brigid can help you pick your settlement path and gather all the information necessary to keep you out of or minimize  your involvement in court.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law gives spouses control over what is happening. Collaborative law is a way to resolve disputes by removing the disputed matter from the litigious courtroom setting and treating the process as a way to “troubleshoot and problem solve” rather than to fight and win.

When you are searching for an alternative method to settle differences, resolve conflict and avoid a costly courtroom battle, the Law Office of Brigid Duffield, P.C. can help. As a Collaborative Lawyer, Brigid works with other collaborative lawyers to help people resolve conflict and make practical, informed decisions to resolve the issues during a reconciliation or a divorce without stepping into the court room. Decisions and agreements are made by the clients about parenting decisions, parenting schedules, child and spousal support, and property and debt division. Often the result is less post-divorce litigation.


Arbitration is another alternative divorce solution, used when the two parties want to stay out of court and avoid the often lengthy process that accompanies litigation, or who have been ordered by the court to pursue arbitration.  When the parties cannot agree, the parties agree that the Family Law Arbitrator makes decisions that are binding on both parties.  This is most effective in property distribution disputes.