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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Surrogacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ohio

Time is limited during a pregnancy. If a dispute arises, you want a quick and effective resolution. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can provide you with the opportunity to reach an agreement amicably and preserve the parent/surrogate relationship.

I am Ellen Essig, Attorney and Counselor, and I have been assisting clients with surrogacy and family building needs since 1986. Whether you are an Intended Parent or surrogate, I can help you understand your options, protect your rights and reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the other party to your surrogacy.

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Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution

There are a variety of different alternative dispute resolution methods available to those who want to resolve their disputes outside of litigation. As a skilled Ohio surrogacy attorney and trained mediation attorney, I can help you resolve your differences, large or small, in many ways, including:

  • Mediation: In mediation, a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps you and the other party reach an agreement through open communication and discussion. Mediation is often suggested in surrogacy contracts and can be helpful in reaching an agreement should issues arise.
  • Arbitration: Similar to a judge, an arbitrator listens to the arguments and evidence from both parties and then comes to a decision. Unlike a trial, arbitration is usually faster, costs less money and is less formal.
  • Counseling and cooperation: Sometimes, a simple counseling session is enough to help both parties come together and reach an agreement. Cooperation can keep the costs of the dispute down while still giving you a chance to voice your concerns and protect your rights during the surrogacy.

Contact an Ohio Surrogacy Attorney

I will explain your alternative dispute resolution options, help you understand your contract and work with you through the surrogacy process to protect your rights. Please contact me online or call my law firm at 1-866-427-4859 toll free to learn more. I handle surrogacy matters across the country and around the world from my Cincinnati office.