Perhaps the only type of legal dispute more emotionally charged than divorce is that of wills and estates. These disputes are deeply personal in nature as they usually involve family members disagreeing over a deceased loved one’s final wishes.
You and your ex ended your marriage on bad terms. Things were said and done that can’t be taken back. Your divorce devolved into a bitter, drawn-out battle. Now that it’s finally over, you wish you could cut your ex out of your life completely—and start afresh with a clean slate.
Accidents can happen anywhere. Maybe you were in a serious car crash. You might have had a debilitating slip-and-fall accident at work. Or maybe a stranger’s dog bit you in the park. Whatever the case, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence—and you deserve compensation for your distress.
Conflict can arise in any setting. Maybe you and your spouse are going through a divorce. Perhaps you and a business partner are disputing over the terms of your working contract. Or it’s possible that one of your employees has accused a colleague of discriminatory conduct.
There has been a growing body of evidence in recent years pointing to the benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) over litigation. The two most commonly used forms of ADR are mediation and arbitration.
You and your ex had an acrimonious falling out. Things were said and done that cannot be taken back. Now you’re ready to call it quits on the marriage, and you’re convinced there’s no way you’ll be able to get through a divorce amicably. Litigation seems like the only viable option.
If you or a loved one suffered injury—or even death—due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may want to take legal action to get compensation. However, taking the doctor or hospital to court may not be the best way to achieve the outcome you’re after.
You’ve met the love of your life and have decided to tie the knot. You’re deliriously happy. Everything in your life seems right on track. But then your fiancé hits you with an upsetting surprise: they want you to sign a prenup.
In a business setting, conflict regularly arises. Some disputes may not warrant full-on litigation—and others may not be worth the time and money of going to court. However, just because a conflict may be less severe doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Mediation offers a means to resolve disputes in a way that is cheaper, simpler and more amicable all around.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can be used for all sorts of different scenarios. Whether you’re butting heads with your former spouse over child custody issues or clashing with your business partner over an element of a contract, it’s a good idea to dedicate some time to prepare ahead of time. The pay off can be well worth the effort.