10 Years As A Superior Court Commissioner

Faster, Cost-Effective, Confidential Solutions in Divorce and Custody

In the California courts, a contested divorce can take a very lengthy period of time to get to trial. Legal fees can exceed $10,000. Disputes regarding child custody and/or visitation can greatly add to the time and expense of your case.

The Mack Law Offices  encourages clients to explore private divorce dispute resolution. Hollywood celebrities, high-profile athletes, and CEOs have discovered the advantages long ago. Increasingly, people of all walks of life are seeking alternatives to congested courts for this efficient and confidential forum.

Advantages of private dispute resolution:

Cost — Divorce litigation that could easily cost $50,000 to $100,000 in court might be resolved for $5,000 to $10,000.
Efficiency — A private trial can be completed in a much shorter period of time than a trial in court (no waiting for the availability of a courtroom, no lengthy continuances, etc.).
Privacy — Private dispute proceedings are not open to the public.

Call us today at 760-585-3096 to learn more.

Private Alternative Dispute Resolution

Former Court Commissioner Barry Mack provides private Alternative Dispute Resolution services to clients in all cities within the Coachella Valley, Eastern Riverside County and the High Desert communities. He is available as a neutral for:

  • Private judge trials
  • Private divorce arbitration
  • Private mediation

Mr. Mack served for 10 years as a Superior Court commissioner in Riverside County, presiding over virtually all of the same matters as an appointed judge, before retiring in 2004 to his private practice in Palm Desert. He brings more than 35 years of experience in family law dispute resolution to the negotiation table. In his capacities as a lawyer and as a judicial officer, Mr. Mack’s settlement first philosophy has focused on resolving lawsuits before trial or avoiding litigation altogether.

As a private trial judge, Barry Mack can render decisions on all family law matters. Mr. Mack’s private arbitrator decisions can be binding or nonbinding (according to the decisions of the parties at the outset). He has been called upon to arbitrate marital property division, as well as breach of contract disputes.

As a private mediator, Mr. Mack serves as a neutral third party to help divorcing couples or unmarried parents reach a mutual out-of-court agreement. In successful child custody or visitation disputes, these proceedings can bypass the backlog for state-required mediation in child custody matters.

Call our Palm Desert office at 760-585-3096 or contact us online to arrange a discreet consultation about private dispute resolution.

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