About Alternative Dispute Resolution
Why Use Mediation or Arbitration to Settle Your Case?
In short: TIME, STRESS and MONEY. Going to court, commonly called litigation, may decide the dispute, but the process can be time consuming, expensive and emotionally draining. Fees may escalate well beyond the original estimate, and the time it takes to reach a decision in our busy courts can be months or even years, sometimes putting all other plans on hold. Many times, relationships suffer from such pressure.
Survey results of participants in mediation consistently demonstrate a high satisfaction rate with both the results of the mediation and with the process itself. In mediation, the resolution is determined by the parties and is not imposed on them. Settlements achieved in mediation are upheld easily by the parties, and the agreements reached help to foster future positive relationships.
Readers unfamiliar with methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution will find the following short videos particularly useful to get an overview...