Prelitigation in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Prelitigation in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Well, you’re fed up with waiting. You’re finally ready to file that breach of contract suit against what used to be your best customer. They have been stringing you along, but you have had it. Or maybe you just got a nasty letter in the mail telling you the people who bought your house weren’t …

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What is an Arbiter of Justice?

Arbiter of Justice

It’s been said that “not to decide is to decide.” But unless there is only one possible result of inaction, not making a decision surrenders to chaos. Indecision perpetrates the status quo only where a situation is static, which is not often the case. Where conflict is ongoing, it will continue unless parties become exhausted, …

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What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation is the process of presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court.  There are a variety of topics that may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas.  These business litigation disputes …

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Mediation vs Arbitration: What is the Difference?

Mediation vs Arbitration

Mediation and arbitration are both processes found within the alternative dispute resolution sphere because they offer ways to resolve disputes outside of traditional litigation.  However, the processes are very different and work best in certain situations over others.  Some people will have opinions about which system will work the best which are usually informed by …

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ODR: Online Dispute Resolution Explained

ODR: Online Dispute Resolution

Online dispute resolution can be a useful tool when facing a dispute where it is difficult or impossible to get the parties together to participate in dispute resolution. Online dispute resolution takes a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms and uses technology to help achieve a resolution online.  It primarily focuses on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, …

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Remote Hearings: A New Dawn or a Reawakening?

Remote Hearings - ADR Times

By Joe Tirado The global coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives. Face-to-face meetings have all but disappeared. We have all had to adapt, and the legal profession has been no exception. This is true of both litigation and arbitration practice, although one important area that has been hit …

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Child Support Mediator

Child Support Mediator

A child support mediator can help parents agree on what is often one of the most highly contested issues in a divorce.  Every party in a divorce will have an idea of who should be paying child support and how much they should be paying, so it can be difficult to find a common ground …

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Dispute Resolution Continuum

ADR Continuum - ADR Times

­­ We are all involved in conflicts every day, ranging from when our kids are going to bed or what movie to see. Our conflicts highlight our needs and desires and reflect those of others. To be conflict-free is to be isolated. Of course conflict outcomes matter, but our methods of resolution do too. What …

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What Does a Mediation Lawyer Do?

What Does a Mediation Lawyer Do?

What a mess. Recently, you were driving the middle car during a three-car accident.  Your car was totaled, you had to have leg surgery.  You have missed a lot of work and are way behind on many of your bills. You have been negotiating with all three insurance companies by yourself. You don’t think there …

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Marriage Mediator: Why do You Need One?

Marriage Mediator

When couples are facing issues with their marriage and are starting to consider divorce, a marriage mediator may be an answer to saving the marriage that the couple did not know existed.  While most people associate mediation and marriages with divorce mediation, there is a growing practice with mediators stepping in before the parties are …

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