Mediation And Alternative Dispute Resolution: Providing Options, Not Ultimatums

Although most people think of courtroom showdowns between attorneys when first addressing a legal issue, the truth is that a vast majority of disputes are resolved through negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Our Team Of Lawyers Gives You Options

Every case we take presents unique challenges. In some cases, the parties involved in a dispute can work through their issues by simply talking with one another. In others, bitterness, acrimony or other factors can make peaceful negotiations next to impossible.

At Scott Law Group, PLLC, we want to help our clients explore all possible options for resolving their legal issues. When you work with our attorneys, you have a chance to ask questions, gather information and develop a plan that best fits your goals.

For example, in court ordered child custody mediations, your attorney cannot be present. However, we can help you prepare. Alternatively, when determining the distribution of marital assets, we can be your mouthpiece during negotiations with your soon-to-be-former spouse's attorney. In short, ADR methods allow you to take control of the issue instead of putting your fate completely in the hands of the courts.

What Are The Advantages Of ADR?

Not only do ADR methods save clients a great deal of time and money, they also spare all parties a significant amount of stress and frustration.

Below are a few bullet points on general benefits of mediation:

  • Mediation often moves much more quickly than typical litigation proceedings.
  • By saving time, you can also save a lot of money in legal fees.
  • Most people want to keep their proceedings private and mediation proceedings are strictly confidential.
  • When convoluted or complex proceedings are in question (business disputes or high-asset divorce proceedings), a mediator with case-specific experience may be appointed.
  • When children are involved, mediation can help protect kids from some of the harsher aspects of the proceedings, including appearing and testifying in court.

Talk With A Lawyer About Mediation And How It May Benefit You

You have questions; we want to provide answers. Call us at our Kernersville, North Carolina, law office at 336-310-8569, 800-566-2907 or send an email by completing our online contact form.