Not all legal disputes have to be taken to court.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to a variety of processes that help parties resolve disputes without a trial. Typical ADR processes include mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, and collaborative law.
Arbitration means presenting the case to an arbitration panel.
Binding arbitration means that their decision will be final.
Mediation means having a mediator work with both parties to arrive at an acceptable solution.
These methods remove the adversarial tactics that attorneys often use to increase their fees.
In some situations, such as divorce and/or child custody, these methods can mean less anger and bitterness in the future, as well as less financial stress.
Gerald Nordgren was trained in ADR over thirty years ago and prefers to use ADR methods whenever he can.