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What is Arbitration?
Arbitration is an option for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that closely resembles a court hearing. The arbitrator acts as a judge, although the arbitration sessions usually take place in an office rather than a courtroom.
In arbitration, a neutral arbitrator hears testimony and evidence from both parties and decides on a resolution. Once the arbitrator makes their decision, both parties are usually bound by that decision.
What are the Benefits of Arbitration?
Arbitration is less formal than a trial, where you avoid the long and expensive court litigation. Instead, an arbitrator hears evidence from both sides of the case and then makes a decision.
Typically, arbitration provides faster resolution than a traditional litigated court case. There’s no waiting for court dates or available judges.
With few exceptions, most arbitrations take place in a private conference room rather than a public courtroom.
The Difference Between Arbitration & Mediation
Unlike mediation, the aim of arbitration is not to negotiate and reach an agreement between both parties. Instead, a neutral arbitrator hears both sides of the case, weighs any evidence presented, and makes a decision about the outcome. In mediation, all parties involved in the case work with a neutral mediator to negotiate productively and hopefully agree on a settlement.
Costs & Fees
Some fights are worth having. If you are concerned about the financial costs moving forward, it is important to consider the value of what you stand to gain. Regardless of the complexity of your case, we can help you prioritize what matters most to you and get an outcome that’s best for your family.
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