With an office located in Alpharetta, Georgia, attorney Ron Dobelstein is a Georgia certified Divorce Mediator as well as a Mediator and Arbitrator in civil and divorce cases. He works with the American Arbitration Association serving on its panel. He uses his in-depth knowledge of the arbitration and mediation process to assist his clients in dispute resolution, to achieve the best possible results.

  • Mediation: In mediation, the parties work to come to a decision together with the help of a mediator. The parties may sit in one room and discuss settlement. They may also sit in two separate rooms with the mediator moving between rooms, negotiating back and forth. The mediator’s role is that of a disinterested peace broker. The mediator’s job is to get the parties to agree on as many issues as possible. Many times there is a full settlement of all issues by the mediator. Sometimes, there is limited agreement solving only some issues leaving others for decisions by the court or agreements at a different date. Fulton County actually has judicially hosted mediation where a retired judge will conduct the mediation. Unlike trial or arbitration where the disinterested neutral makes the decision, the meditator makes no decision. The mediator’s sole job is to facilitate a settlement with which the parties are in agreement. The mediator’s job is not to decide the settlement.

  • Arbitration: In arbitration, the parties put together an informal, mini trial and present their client's case to an arbitrator. The arbitration may be binding or non-binding arbitration. Non-binding arbitration does not require the parties to accept the arbitrator's decision, while binding arbitration makes that decision final, subject to court approval. In arbitration, the arbitrator is also a disinterested neutral but the arbitrator actually decides the case.

In Georgia, mediation is not required by law in divorce matters, but most courts — especially those in the Greater Atlanta area — require it as prerequisite for a trial. Approximately 70 percent of cases settle as a result of or shortly after mediation.

Many of the cases Ron Dobelstein mediates come to him from attorneys who know his record of success. In each case, he helps the parties resolve their disputes quickly and effectively. Often, mediation gives clients greater control over the outcome of their cases. It allows them to take the time to reach an agreement and saves them time and money that they would otherwise spend in court.


We work hard to resolve disputes through divorce mediation, and we have a very successful track record. To talk with an Alpharetta divorce mediation attorney, contact us at 770-408-7020 or toll free at 866-408-7020. The Alpharetta, Georgia, law office of Ronald E. Dobelstein, P.C., can provide you with skilled legal support through your mediation.

Client Reviews
Mr. Dobelstein’s level of professionalism and knowledge is very great. He pays careful attention to details and explains things very carefully. He is very warm and friendly and very approachable. I've benefit from his great knowledge of the law and professional know how in the past. I'm glad to be a returning client and will definitely recommend him to others in need of legal services. Ayo
In need of legal advice, we went to Mr. Dobelstein. We were immediately put at ease and suddenly our issues seemed manageable. He was very professional and knowledgeable, but also showed that he was genuinely concerned about us. Without question, he is the best attorney we have ever dealt with. If you are in need of an attorney, Mr. Dobelstein is the one to call. Anonymous review
Mr. Dobelstein is a high quality professional. I am a new resident in US and English is my second language. Once the used car dealer tried to steal my money, I asked help from Mr. Dobelstein. Mr. Dobelstein helped me save my nerve and money in this situation. Mikhail
Ron Dobelstein helped me immensely through several challenging situations that required legal services. He is a consummate professional providing outstanding advice, counsel and suggestions. He listened intently and completely understood my situation before offering his astute expert and effective advice. Highest recommendation without reservation! Anonymous review
Mr. Dobelstein represented me in court for a traffic violation. He was on time, honest and very professional. He negotiated a great deal with the Judge for me. I was able to get away with just a small fine. No points, will not go on my driving history and no information will be sent to the insurance. I couldn't have gotten a better deal. And also, I was able to get out in just 20 minutes with more than 50 people waiting in court that day. Thank you, Mr. Dobelstein. I would definitely recommend you. Raj
Ron helped me with a difficult and frustrating situation. Working with him was easy and he provided very sound advice, which helped bring a good resolution for me. He is the consummate professional. I highly recommend Ron and will use him again if ever in need of his expertise. Anonymous review