Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] Mediation is the most common, but certainly not the only, form of “alternative dispute resolution”. Let’s take a brief look at a couple of others. “Arbitration” is similar to an actual trial. The arbitrator(s) (there can be more than one) will make a decision, just like a judge will. The parties…

An Overview of the Mediation Process

[Ed: Originally published on Facebook.] The mediation process might vary a little bit based on your jurisdiction, but usually the process is more-or-less the same. Often a mediation will start with a so-called “joint session”, which will involve all the parties around the same table. The mediator runs this part of the mediation, and usually takes…