Trusted Experts. Timely Resolution.
Private, Tailored ADR Processes
JAMS Family Law Practice Group
Family law disputes are challenging and stressful. Resolving such matters at JAMS can reduce stress and allow families to move on with their lives without unnecessary delays.
Trusted family law experts with unmatched expertise.
Our preeminent panel includes retired judges, commissioners and attorney-neutrals who have handled thousands of cases and are dedicated to resolving the often emotional issues that can arise in family law.
Timely resolution at competitive rates.
JAMS provides cost-effective, efficient resolution processes. Sessions with a family law neutral, including an optional preliminary conference, can be scheduled on dates that are convenient for all parties.
Privacy and comfort.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows parties to have more privacy and— in many cases—complete confidentiality. JAMS Resolution Centers are centrally located and designed to provide a comfortable, neutral setting in which to resolve your dispute.
Flexible ADR formats tailored to meet the needs of each case.
JAMS neutrals are available to resolve discrete issues or entire cases and offer a variety of styles and approaches. They serve as temporary judges, discovery referees, mediators and arbitrators in disputes involving, but not limited to the following:
- Allocation of debt and assets
- Spousal and child support
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Valuation and disposition of family-owned businesses
- Marriage and domestic partner dissolution
- Validity of pre- or post-nuptial agreements
- Capacity issues
- Child custody and parenting coordination
- Characterization of property
- Attorneys’ fees and costs
October 2, 2017Family Law Specialist Theodore J. “Ted” Fogliani, Esq. Joins JAMS in Los Angeles
Family Law Specialist Theodore J. “Ted” Fogliani, Esq. Joins JAMS in Los Angeles
April 23, 2015JAMS Panelist Receives Prestigious Samuel S. Berger Award
JAMS Panelist Receives Prestigious Samuel S. Berger Award
June 17, 2013Hon. Paula Casey (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle
Hon. Paula Casey (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle
March 27, 2013JAMS Receives Top Honors in National Law Journal Survey
JAMS Receives Top Honors in National Law Journal Survey
March 4, 2013Hon. Patrick J. Mahoney (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Francisco
Hon. Patrick J. Mahoney (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Francisco
February 11, 2013Commissioner Jeannie Lowe (Ret.) Joins JAMS San Diego Resolution Center
Commissioner Jeannie Lowe (Ret.) Joins JAMS San Diego Resolution Center
March 6, 2012Illinois Circuit Court Judge Hon. C. Stanley Austin (Ret.) Joins JAMS
Illinois Circuit Court Judge Hon. C. Stanley Austin (Ret.) Joins JAMS
March 20, 2017Mediation: A Solution For Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
Mediation: A Solution For Resolving Interpersonal ConflictNew York Law Journal
December 2015Achieving Workable - and Just - ADR Results in Family Law
Achieving Workable - and Just - ADR Results in Family LawKing County Bar Association Bar Bulletin
April 23, 2015ADR is on the Rise in Employment Cases
ADR is on the Rise in Employment CasesLaw.com
Fall 2013Parenting Plan Mediation Helps Kids
Parenting Plan Mediation Helps KidsDispute Resolution Center Newsletter of Thurston County
May 14, 2012Mediation of familial disputes
Mediation of familial disputesThe Recorder
February 2012Divorce With Less Damage
Divorce With Less DamageChicago Magazine
March 16, 2011When Family Law and Bankruptcy Collide
When Family Law and Bankruptcy CollideThe Recorder
April 2010Family Law and the Great Recession
Family Law and the Great RecessionContra Costa Lawyer
January 12 - 15, 2018AAML: 2018 Trial Advocacy Institute
AAML: 2018 Trial Advocacy InstituteCoronado, CA
November 17, 20174th Annual AFCC Illinois Chapter Conference
4th Annual AFCC Illinois Chapter ConferenceChicago, IL
November 13, 2017ACFLS Orange County Speaker Series Part Four - Presumptions and Fiduciary Duties
ACFLS Orange County Speaker Series Part Four - Presumptions and Fiduciary DutiesCosta Mesa, CA
November 2 - 4, 2017AFCC Regional Conference
AFCC Regional ConferenceMilwaukee, WI
October 17, 2017Family Law Mediation with High Conflict Personalities
Family Law Mediation with High Conflict PersonalitiesChicago, IL
October 3, 2017Resolving Family Wealth Disputes: When More Than Enough is Not Enough
Resolving Family Wealth Disputes: When More Than Enough is Not EnoughLos Angeles, CA
June 25 - 26, 2017AAML: Advanced Mediation Training
AAML: Advanced Mediation TrainingChicago, IL
Thursday, June 15, 2017JAMS Chicago - Complimentary CLE Day
JAMS Chicago - Complimentary CLE DayChicago, Illinois
May 23, 201712th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse
12th Annual Conference on Elder AbuseSan Francisco, CA
May 2, 2017Cures for Mediation Failures
Cures for Mediation Failures
April 6 - 7, 20172017 Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem Training
2017 Title 11 Guardianship Guardian ad Litem TrainingSeattle, WA
February 23, 2016Recent Changes in Testamentary Capacity Rules
Recent Changes in Testamentary Capacity RulesSanta Rosa, California
January 15 - 18, 2016AAML Southern California Chapter 2016 Annual Trial Advocacy Institute
AAML Southern California Chapter 2016 Annual Trial Advocacy InstituteNewport Beach, California
December 4, 2015Date of Separation: When the Hell Is It? A Discussion of the Davis Case
Date of Separation: When the Hell Is It? A Discussion of the Davis CaseSan Diego, California
JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, project neutral, and dispute review board work.