Mediation & Arbitration

North Carolina Attorneys Offering Alternative Methods for Dispute Resolution

A Divorce shouldn't be about winning or losing. It should focus on resolving concerns in the most amicable way possible and moving forward with another phase of your life.

At the Tom Bush Law Group, we help our clients through alternative methods such as arbitration or mediation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

North Carolina is one of the leading states in the nation for finding non-courtroom resolutions to matrimonial law. Cases resolved through mediation or arbitration tend to be more acceptable to both parties and promote much more stability when children are involved.


Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It involves presenting a case or dispute in front of a neutral third party. The third party acts as a facilitator, ensuring everyone's right to present their side. Decisions are reached by the parties involved in the case.

Nick Cushing is a certified Family Financial mediator in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has the knowledge and experience to help settle your separation, divorce and family law issues. Our divorce mediation services are client-focused and results-oriented. For the convenience of our clients, we even offer evening and weekend mediation appointments.


Arbitration is a legal technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. The parties in a dispute argue their case to an arbitrator. The arbitrator reaches a decision after studying arguments from both sides. Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory and can be legally binding or non-binding.

Collaborative Law

North Carolina is one of many states which recognizes the Collaborative Law process. This option is a form of dispute resolution where parties and their attorneys agree to work toward a resolution without litigation.