No matter in what phase of your life you are, there can certainly be a situation when you will find yourself stuck in a serious dispute and asking for help. This is however, not always a condition when you can resolve the disagreements or disputes after trails. They can be resolved outside court even if the opposite party has filed a case against you. Yes, this is possible by taking help of dispute resolution lawyers. These lawyers are expert in settling down disagreements outside court. They use alternative dispute resolution, also called ADR, which refers to a number of methods of settling down disputes without trail if you have filed a lawsuit.
ADR methods can resolve any sort of disagreement, be it divorce; disputes related with landlord/tenant, business and real estate, contractors, employer-employee, finance, property inheritance, and neighbors. The most familiar ways of ADR are negotiation, mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation. You can understand in this way:
Negotiation is very much like what is practiced in daily life. People or individuals from both the parties sit with their attorneys and directly approach each other to reach an agreement. In case, none of the parties settled down on an agreement, another alternative method is involved.
Mediation, as the name suggests it involves a mediator who works out the differences between both the parties. Sitting together with the opposite parties, mediators tries to reach to an agreement that suits both of them. If however no agreement is reached, the mediator doesn't have right to decide the case. Further, opposite parties can look for another ways to work out their conflict.
Arbitration is a method where the major role is played by arbitrator, a person who reviews presentations provided by both the parties. The presentation may include documents and witness testimony related with the case. Decision of arbitrator may be "binding" or "non-binding". If the decision is binding it cannot be appealed or challenged in court, other case decision is non-binding and you are agreed, the case can be taken to court for trail.
Neutral evaluation involves a role of third person called neutral evaluator to whom opposite parties makes a concise presentation. After reviewing the presentation of the conflict, he offers an evaluation. This is not a decision, but a possibility to resolve a case. With this way many cases have been resolved so far.
Dispute resolution lawyers can be highly advantageous in saving time, increasing flexibility and control, maintaining confidentiality, preserving relationship, allowing you explaining your side, and reducing stress. Naturally, it will result into immense satisfaction if either of ADA works.
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