WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION?
Alternative Dispute Resolution
When you require legal assistance to resolve a dispute, it can feel overwhelming to try and understand how the process works. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the procedure for settling disputes without litigation or and expensive trial and includes arbitration, mediation, or negotiation. ADR procedures are usually less costly and more expeditious and are increasingly being used in disputes that would otherwise result in litigation including business and real estate disputes and personal injury matters.
One of the primary reasons that parties may prefer ADR proceedings is that, unlike adversarial litigation, ADR procedures are often collaborative and allow the parties to understand each other’s positions and also allows for the parties to craft creative solutions that a court may not be able to legally impose. ADR also allows the parties to retain some degree of control over the outcome of their dispute.