In today’s construction industry, disputes happen frequently. Disputes can become very heated and complicated. This is why disputes must be approached and handled according to the unique factors surrounding it instead of being handled in a one size fits all approach. Disputes must be addressed by identifying a problem and following with the best course of action that will be the most effective and efficient for all parties involved.
Which Dispute Resolution is Right?
If you’re currently involved in a dispute, you are likely wondering how to solve your issue in the least amount of time, using the least amount of money. On of our Tallahassee construction arbitration attorneys can assist you in this area. We’ve routinely assisted many in the in the construction industry involved in disputes of differing natures and complexities.
Mediation and arbitration are the two options that are available to you and fall under what is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Both options are legally binding after a decision is made. They also tend to require less time and money than formal litigation proceedings.
Mediation is an amicable form of dispute resolution between both parties and a neutral mediator. The mediator allows both parties to discuss their issues while providing guidance to help them come to an agreeable solution. Mediation is appealing to those that want more control over the outcome of a dispute.
An arbitration is different from a mediation. The arbitrator or group of arbitrators give both parties the opportunity to present their side. However, the arbitrator has the authority to make the final decision upon hearing both sides. We recommend drafting an arbitration clause into contracts to achieve quicker dispute resolution.
Is Litigation Right for You?
If you find that your dispute has not been resolved through mediation or arbitration, a final resort would be to have one of our Tallahassee construction litigation attorneys bring your dispute before a judge or jury in court. We have extensive experience litigating disputes and can provide you with professional and trusted representation.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.