Attorney Rankin is uniquely positioned to help clients find resolution to their divorce and separation disputes through alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Rankin can walk you through the entire process: Initial consultation: Attorney Rankin will meet with you, discuss your situation and your goals, and help you prepare for the process ahead. Initial conference with the court: When a divorce is filed with the Court, the first official step is to meet with the Court. When the partners plan to start with mediation or other alternative dispute resolution process, this step is generally quite simple. Mediation: With training in property division and child custody mediation, collaborative divorce and parenting coordination, as well as an educational background in psychology and social work, attorney Rankin is uniquely positioned to help you resolve your family law conflicts amicably and effectively. Litigation: Although the preference is to handle issues through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, Jennifer Leigh Rankin, LLC, can protect your interests aggressively in court, as well. Final hearing with the court: After the terms of child custody, division of assets and other essential issues are settled, the agreement must be presented to the court for approval. Attorney Rankin has the knowledge and experience to make sure the agreement will be acceptable in the eyes of the court.