Bill Rogers - NCDRC Certified Mediator - Superior Court and Family Financial Mediation
As a family law attorney, I meet with many potential clients for consultations each week. Many of them have found themselves in difficult personal situations related to on-going, or anticipated marital problems, and are seeking help. Often they have separated from their spouses (or intend to do so) and have serious differences with their spouses or partners regarding the terms of their separation.
On the one hand, they want to settle those differences privately but have had no success and have no idea how to do so. Unfortunately, the advice they often receive from friends, family, and attorneys is “take it to court”. This often is not the best choice.
Many years of trial practice handling family law matters such as the above in the District Court, has convinced me that most disputes could be more efficiently and fairly resolved through alternative dispute resolution processes.
My purpose in establishing Carolina Family Arbitration and Mediation Services is to provide a means by which this can be accomplished.
MORE ABOUT BILL
I was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1981 and began practicing law on Concord later that year. My practice has expanded greatly over the years and I have devoted the majority of my time to family law cases. While I am experienced in most aspects of family law I am particularly interested in custody and equitable distribution matters. After many years of courtroom experience I have become convinced that mediation and arbitration of family conflicts is a vastly more effective, affordable and humane way to deal with disputes arising from the dissolution of the family while minimizing the interpersonal conflict and relationship damage that so often results from the traditional litigation approach.
I have mediated hundreds of family law matters, both through court referrals and private selection, since 1996. In 2005 I completed the 40 hour Family and Divorce Mediation training course offered by Mediation, Inc. Since then I have utilized that training, along with a healthy dose of practical courtroom experience, to help clients reach equitable and positive solutions to family disputes.