Any time a legal issue arises, people typically have one of two initial reactions. They either want to resolve the situation immediately and quietly or to take the case right to the courtroom. While each of these two solutions can be viable options for people locked in a dispute, there are other options that may be more effective and appropriate.
Depending on the outcome you hope to secure, your financial resources and the elements of your specific dispute, you should consider additional available options like negotiation, mediation or arbitration.
In some cases, you can simply communicate with the other party to negotiate a desired outcome through compromise and discussion. Negotiation can be informal or formal, but the results should be fair and legally enforceable.
Mediation is more structured than negotiations, but it has the same goal: to peacefully work with the other party to find an appropriate solution. This option will also involve a mediator who can help both sides find ways to work together.
Arbitration is similar to litigation but without the cost, time commitment and constraints of the courtroom. Through arbitration, you will make your case to an arbitrator who will make a decision on how to resolve your dispute. Like litigation, the resolution will be left in the hands of a neutral party, the arbitrator.
As you can see, there are a variety of options available when it comes to resolving legal problems. There are many avenues and possibilities that you may want to pursue.
Our law firm focuses on helping people navigate these various routes toward a fair solution to legal matters, and we understand the importance of finding the best option for each individual case. For more information on our approach to creative legal problem solving, especially when it comes to cases involving construction disputes, please visit our website or call us for a Consultation.