It goes without saying that nearly every important decision, regardless of circumstance, falls under legal doctrine or jurisdiction in some form or another. This includes everything from forming a business and filing for the legal entity, dividing assets after legal separation, and even seeking representation in a false conviction or trial preceding. Indeed, some situations can be consisted long and arduous, and if you are like most citizens, the racking up of costs can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. Fortunately, there are options built into the system that is designed to help. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys explain the process of mediation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as what situations it can be applied to.
Benefits of ADR
For many, the first thing to come to mind when hearing the phrase “legal matter” includes a picture of a courtroom with a judge, a jury, and lawyers. This imagery is a depiction of litigation, an active step in many cases. As you can imagine, litigation is a high-intensity process that involves a great deal of energy and expertise. Additionally, it can cost a significant amount of money depending on factors such as facts of the case, the price of your lawyers, court fees, and much more.
Though litigation is considered the face of the American court system, bear in mind that not all legal matters have to be resolved through this process. As a matter of fact, there are steps along the way where your attorney can help you solve a dispute in a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give our office a call today.
Settling a Matter Efficiently
One of the most common forms of ADR involves mediation. This process consists of separating the two involved parties into different rooms. The goal is that an unbiased third party known as the mediator is to go back and forth between the two rooms to communicate goals and stipulations of the other party until a compromise is reached. The process can last anywhere from a few hours to an entire day. If parties are unable to settle on agreed-upon terms, then there is a possibility that each party must progress through the legal process and seek the next best step. Contact our team today to learn more about this process.
What Else You Should Know
Mediation in and of itself is not specific to one area of law, though there are some situations that mediation is not an option. For example, mediation is a viable step for employment-related matters, family-related matters, and even personal injury situations.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to schedule your free initial consultation with our team and learn how we can help you through and beyond your legal matter.