LDRC is the happy culmination of 53 combined years as family law litigators, negotiators, mediators, Bill’s work as an arbitrator and Chouteau’s decade as a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge. We have raised families, divorced, married each other, and we are enjoying our early grandparent years together. We are doing this because we want to, and because we believe in what we are doing together.
Alternate Dispute Resolution is generally less costly than traditional representation or litigation. Many people enmeshed in the stress of family and family law disputes, probate contests, small business and other disagreements will benefit from a confidential, non-or-less adversarial, expert and compassionate process in which to seek and craft solutions, with the help of skilled professionals who have seen and done it before. Some cases just need to be resolved in a litigated setting. Most do not.
Individuals, lawyers and other allied professionals can benefit from mediation, arbitration or other related processes. We work with the parties alone (we always encourage prior and ongoing consultations with counsel), with attorney-client teams and in collaboration with lawyers alone in helping to evaluate their cases with an eye towards settlement.
We are efficient and effective at resolving cases by processes such as mediation and arbitration, with decades of experience in sophisticated financial cases, difficult custody and complex probate matters. We are both experienced decision-makers for cases in which arbitration or master services are the outlet that will best spare litigants the costs, delays and agonies of public trial. We draft comprehensive and well-crafted agreements.
Our office space is comfortable, efficient, technologically current and handicapped accessible. With offices at 100 High Street (Route 109), Westwood, MA (right off Route 128) and at 36 Service Center Road, Northampton, MA (just off I-91), we will also travel to our Massachusetts and New England neighbors.
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We look forward to serving you, your clients and your friends. Chouteau and Bill