A new chapter begins. Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC is pleased and proud to announce that Corrine Boni-Vendola has been appointed by the State of Connecticut as a Superior Court Judge. While we will miss her in the daily trenches, we could not be happier for or prouder of Corrine. She will be sworn in today, March 26, 2024, and we look forward to seeing her on the bench continuing her work in the legal system.

With Corrine’s departure, we will be continuing as a new partnership, Charles & Concilio, PC. Nicole Concilio, who has been an attorney for 20 years and has worked with Corrine and Marianne for 17 of those years, going forward will be a named partner. She is well deserving, and we look forward to her ongoing loyalty and diligence to the practice of Family Law.

Marianne, Nicole, and the excellent staff at Charles & Concilio, PC, will continue to expertly serve Fairfield and New Haven counties in all matters related to family and matrimonial law.


Different Methods To Settle Your Case

Different Methods To Settle Your Case

In our most recent blog, we took a look at the ins and outs of the legal side of divorce, as well as discussed additional considerations you may have to make in the process. Indeed, there is often much more than meets the eye when it comes to family law matters, and meeting our clients where they are is one of our most important goals during the course of our representation relationship. In today’s law blog, your Greenwich, CT attorneys examine the different options for settling your family matter and what to expect from each process.

Settling in Court

When we think of attorneys, one of the first things to come to mind is court. Indeed, the courtroom is the place where many legal matters are settled and numerous trials are heard. The process of settling your case in a court of law is known as litigation.

As you might imagine, litigation can be a time-consuming and expensive process to undergo. Depending on court schedules and judge requirements, it could take months to set a trial date, and your legal team needs significant time and information to prepare.

What you might not be aware of, however, is that litigation is often the last-ditch effort to resolve a client case. Indeed, there are other opportunities to settle your matter earlier in the process, and many cases are able to be resolved in these ways. These processes are called alternative dispute resolution options, and they often involve either mediation or arbitration. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Taking a Look at Mediation

When you and your attorney are walking through the legal timeline, it is important to communicate your wants and needs. Some individuals are looking to take their former spouse for everything they’ve got, whereas others may seek to solve a matter as quickly and painlessly as possible.

One option for early settlement might be mediation. During mediation, a neutral party known as the mediator helps both parties solve their issues through cooperation. Each party is assigned a respective room apart from the other, and the mediator goes back and forth between the rooms to negotiate a settlement.

Arbitration as an Option

Another option for alternative dispute resolution includes arbitration. Similar to mediation, arbitration involves a neutral third party that hears both sides of the case. Unlike mediation, however, the third party ultimately decides the outcome. Ask our team about your options today.

Give Our Team A Call Today

Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Concilio, LLC in Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to schedule your initial consultation with our team and learn more about your alternative dispute resolution options.


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