Mediation word from wooden blocks on deskIn last week’s blog, our team took a look at the benefits and thought processes behind premarital agreements. Indeed, in a world where most major decisions are governed by legal doctrine, having an explicit definition of certain rights and responsibilities can be of significant value if anything were to change about a person’s situation. When going through the legal process, however, the time, cost, and much more can be great, and sometimes the process itself is much more grueling than it needs to be. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys explain the process behind taking your case to court and offer the benefits of settling your dispute efficiently with mediation.

A Costly Battle

When it comes to seeking justice and claiming what is rightfully yours, our team is ready to help you every step of the way. The problem is, however, that there is a common misconception about what it means to have your day in court. Indeed, everyone should receive the justice that is due, but sometimes the legal elements surrounding a case can be much more draining and exhausting than many individuals expect it to be.

One such hurdle that people do not expect is the time it takes to complete a legal dispute. While each situation is determined on a case-by-case basis, it can be said that any matter will likely take a couple of months at minimum to complete. In some situations, an individual can be in the middle of the process for years before their matter settles. This can also significantly impact court fees as well, as the longer a case goes on, the more expensive it will be.

Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contrary to popular belief, litigation is not the only way to settle a legal matter. Depending on your type of case and specific needs, our team can help you settle earlier in the process with the help of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR is simply a means of settling a legal matter without having to go to court. It can consist of mediation or arbitration, and your attorney will ensure you have all of the information needed to make an informed decision about the direction of your matter.

Settling Your Matter with Mediation

When you attend mediation, an unbiased third party will act as a mediator between you and the opposing side. The goal of this method is to help settle your matter without the need for a compelling argument before a judge.

This process consists of the mediator going back and forth between your room and the opposing side, offering new terms of settlement until both parties reach an agreement. If both parties fail to reach an agreement, then the next steps will be taken throughout the process.

Consult With Our Team

Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to learn more about your legal options when pursuing your case, or schedule your initial consultation with our team to get started today.