Occasionally, a dispute can be handled outside the courtroom. The dispute may not have to go to court, before a judge, or before a jury. This type of alternative dispute resolution can take the form of mediation or arbitration.
Mediation or arbitration can be ordered by a judge or be required by a contract or insurance policy. For example, alternative methods of dispute resolution can be used to settle general disputes, as well as matters involving business, commercial, and/or insurance claims.
These alternative resolutions often take less of an adversarial approach and more of a collaborative approach to settling disputes. They can be a faster and less expensive way to settle disputes and sometimes offer flexibility to the parties not found in a formal court setting.
However, especially in the case of binding arbitration or mediation, people or businesses find it helpful to have legal representation.
When entering into an arbitration or mediation, you may want to consult an attorney. You will want to consult an attorney with the experience and professionalism to manage your matter.
The Law Office of Walter Evans first listens and gathers a full understanding of the facts of your case. Once we hear the facts of your case, we will offer you an honest, straight-forward assessment of the merits of your case and advise you of your options.
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