Lawyers and parties agree to settle their conflict without litigation.
A team of experts - Financial Planner, Psychologist, etc. - assist the parties and lawyers in the process.
Lawyers in good faith negotiate and fashion agreement for the parties.
Assisted settlement negotiation.
Mediator assists parties find amicable middle ground.
Significant cost and time saving.
Arbitrator determines the resolution after gathering information from both parties.
In binding arbitration, the decision is final. No appeal.
Speedy resolution and general cost savings.
Helps to preserve future relationship between parties.
Arbitration award is enforceable in court.
Dispute Review Boards (DRB)
Prepare your state of mind
Be ready to make good faith effort.
Find the best option for you
What options are available to you?
What can you afford to do financially and emotionally?
Be ready to put a closure & move on.
Where can you find the practitioners?
Source : Light on Peacemaking: A Guide To Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Mediating Family Conflict / Chapter 2: ADR Processes by Thomas DiGrazia
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