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Cost EffectiveCompassionate. Timely.

Michelle Sylvain leads ADR Solutions in Providing Caring, Dispute Resolution,

On Time and Within Your Budget.

Michelle Sylvain, an attorney-mediator, leads ADR Solutions, LLC. Our firm helps people navigate disputes and arrive at a caring, confidential and quick resolution. Our services meet court ordered requirements and we are extremely successful in helping people settle contentious disputes without needless litigation.

We provide comprehensive mediation for self-represented parties, as well as those with attorneys, in most contract disputes such as:

  • Family Law

  • Divorce, Asset Distribution, Property, Debts and Parenting Issues

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • HOA Disputes

  • Real Estate Earnest Money Disputes

  • Non Profit Agency and Small Business Formation, Asset Distribution and Dissolution

Michelle is a native Coloradoan who relocated to rural Colorado to accept the position of Staff Attorney for the resort mountain towns of the Fifth and Sixth Judicial Districts. For more than a decade she has enjoyed being active in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin communities. Prior to moving here, she litigated family, property and contract disputes for fifteen years.

In her practice, Michelle managed hundreds of domestic relations, real estate, and contract cases, and worked in close collaboration with Colorado judges, magistrates and District court staff, expertly analyzing the pleadings of family and other civil law attorneys and recommending the most appropriate resolutions for Judges' Orders. 

Michelle created and staffed the first Self-Representative Litigant Self Help Center in the 6th Judicial District, helping non-represented litigants fill our court forms, and delivering workshops for parties appearing in court without an attorney.

Michelle has been a member of District Court Access to Justice Committee and participated in local Judicial District “Law Days” throughout seven Colorado counties. Michelle trained local librarians to provide effective legal resource research in the library for non-represented parties. Her efforts increased local community access to free legal resources, including legal advice and mediation services.

Michelle recognized the need for more collaborative and compassionate alternative dispute resolution services in the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys and, in 2018, she transitioned her practice to focus solely on mediation and arbitration. Michelle now happily helps resolve knotty family law, real estate and other contractual disputes.

During family mediations, Michelle is committed to providing families the necessary tools and long-term plans to support the whole family. Her astute knowledge of, and experience working in, the courts is invaluable in this hands-on, collaborative approach to conflict resolution. As a mother she understands that arriving at successful resolution is not a “one size fits all” situation. Michelle focuses on maintaining positive co-parenting and keeping family dynamics intact for the benefit of the parties and for their children's future.

In all mediations, Michelle begins from the belief that compassion and understanding are at the heart of successful conflict resolution. She prides herself in her ability to help successfully guide clients through a very challenging experience. When maintaining a relationship is important, Michelle is successful in helping parties communicate effectively and with the least tension.

If you’d like to resolve your issue promptly, schedule a Mediation Session today. You can either go  to the "Online Booking" page where you can see our availability, or the "Contact Page" to provide details. For ODR Mediation use can this link:  https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm?Unit=odr

If you are involved in multi-party (institutional/ or more than three participants) with extremely complex issues, you may want to first book a longer session. Book it or Contact us for assistance.

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Useful Information for Parties

In all mediations ADR Solutions works in the belief that compassion and understanding are at the heart of successful conflict resolution. When maintaining relationship is important, come to ADR Solutions. We help people successfully communicate and avoid needless litigation. Check out our resources below and let us know if you have any questions.

Note: 

Call In Clinics: 

Colorado Legal Services' next call-in clinics will be Thursday, Sept 1 4:30-6pm and then one on Wednesday, Sept 17th from 5-7:30pm. The clinic number is 1-800-521-6968. One clinic occurs monthly the first Thursday and one on the third Wednesday of each month.  

These clinics are for seniors and low-income community members. It provides brief, one-on-one legal advice in the areas of family law, tenant/landlord law, protection orders, and consumer/collections.  

Low Income Legal Assistance

Additional Free Legal Self-Help Clinics: First Monday of the Month 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At the Avon Public Library - 200 Benchmark Rd. | Avon, Colorado 81620 | 970-949-6797

www.evld.org 

Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. Walk-ins welcome, first

come, first served. Attorneys will meet one-on-one with patrons to answer questions,

help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for civil legal issues including

family law, civil litigation, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law,

veteran's benefits, and civil protection orders. This clinic is information only and in no substitute for legal representation. You have the right to retain an attorney at any time and are advised to do so. Go to courts.state.co.us for access to forms, statutes, instructions, and flowcharts.

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ADR Solutions now offers ODR Mediation Services

 If you need to schedule a court- ordered mediation session through the Office of Dispute Resolution, please use our contact page, schedule the next available session on our booking page or go to the Colorado Court website: https://bit.ly/3NhagQj

[Colorado Judicial Branch - Administration - Court Services - Office of Dispute Resolution]- to find more information about how to mediate or to see an biography of your local ODR Mediator Michelle Sylvain.