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Stressed about the idea of going to court? There may be another way.

Our clients have been awarded millions in settlements without ever going to court.

Going in front of a judge to resolve conflicts with family members, business associates, and especially big insurance companies is a scary thought for a lot of people.

Rest assured, no matter what kind of legal challenge you’re facing, there’s always a possibility your case will not have to be heard in court.

What is alternative dispute resolution, and how does it work?

There are three ways to settle a case out of court. Your lawyer can help you determine which one is right for you.

Negotiation

The two sides get together to discuss options frankly and confidentially and come to a mutual agreement.

  • Keeps the process in our control.
  • We can continue with negotiations or walk away at any point.

Mediation

An unbiased neutral mediator oversees a meeting between all parties in the dispute to see if a settlement can be reached. A mediator is a trained professional who is often, but not always, a lawyer who is an expert in the subject matter.

  • Confidential and informal.
  • There’s no public record of the outcome.

Arbitration

When people cannot resolve a dispute themselves or with the assistance of a mediator, the case can go to arbitration, where a neutral person or panel of people hear the facts and make a binding decision.

  • Parties can choose the decision-maker.
  • The decision is final.

If you’re looking for information on your legal options, contact us for a free consultation.

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