Exceptional Arbitration Services Provided by Affordable Resolutions, LLC
Arbitration is a process of resolving legal disputes outside of traditional court proceedings. Like mediation, arbitration can be used for an array of cases and conflicts, and it can come with some distinct benefits over litigation. There are, however, some unique aspects of arbitration that are important to understand in order to know whether this option is right for you and your case.
If you are embroiled in a legal conflict, arbitration may be an effective option for obtaining a favorable, efficient resolution. To find out if arbitration can work for you and your dispute, contact Affordable Resolutions, LLC.
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At Affordable Resolutions, LLC, we are proud to provide individuals and businesses with outstanding arbitration services at extremely reasonable rates. Our arbitration services cover various types of cases and disputes, including (but not limited to) those involving:
- Family law matters, including divorce and custody disputes
- Employment and business legal matters, such as disputes involving customers, employees, contractors, vendors and others
- Personal injury cases, including those arising from motor vehicle crashes and premises liability accidents.
While we encourage you to contact us for more information about our arbitration services, we also invite to explore the following for some generally insightful answers about arbitration and how it works.
When Is Arbitration Used?
Arbitration can be used by individuals and companies for an array of private and public legal disputes, like (but not limited to) disputes over:
- Wages, payments or purchase agreements
- Intellectual property and trade secrets
- Non-disclosure agreements.
Disputing parties can enter arbitration through voluntary agreement or as a result of an existing legal agreement (like a contract) that mandates arbitration for certain types of disputes.
What Is the Difference between Arbitration and Mediation?
While arbitration and mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution, they are different in that:
- Arbitration is more formal than mediation – The arbitration process shares similarities with litigation in that both sides present evidence and testimony to establish their position. In contrast, mediation is less formal, allowing each party to share his or her story, rather than formally providing evidence and testimony.
- Arbitration is not centered on negotiation – The arbitration process is driven by both parties in a dispute presenting their respective cases. There is little (to no) time reserved for each party to caucus separately and try to negotiate an agreement. Alternately, in mediation, a substantial amount of time is reserved for negotiation in an effort to help the parties work out a resolution on their own that they can both accept.
- Arbitration is overseen by one or more arbitrators who issue a legally binding decision – If more than one arbitrator is called for, there will be an odd number of arbitrators so the final decision does not end in a tie. Additionally, the final decision issued by the arbitrator(s) is usually legally binding and enforceable. In contrast, with mediation, one mediator will facilitate the process, attempting to help the parties come to a mutually beneficial agreement; the mediator will not issue a final decision, and the outcome of mediation will not be legally binding (but an agreed-upon outcome of mediation can be the basis for a future legally binding agreement).
These differences, coupled with someone’s legal needs and goals, can impact whether arbitration or mediation may be preferable for a given case.
How Does Arbitration Work?
Typically, the arbitration process starts and move forward as follows:
- One party in a dispute sends a written demand for arbitration to the other party – This demand may outline the major points of the dispute and the remedies being sought.
- The recipient of the demand has the opportunity to provide a written response – The response can explain the recipient’s position on the dispute and whether (s)he agrees to arbitration.
- One or more arbitrators are selected – The options for arbitrators may be limited by an existing contract. If not, both parties generally have to agree on the arbitrator(s) chosen.
- Arbitration gets underway – As previously noted, the arbitration process moves forward in a similar manner to trial (though with less formalities and evidentiary rules), with each side having the opportunity to present his/her/its case.
- The arbitrators issue a final decision – After reviewing the evidence and arguments presented, the arbitrators will make a decision that is typically legally binding. The decision will end the dispute.
How Should I Choose an Arbitrator?
Given that arbitration is legally binding, your selection of arbitrator(s) can be incredibly important to the outcome of your case. When it’s time to choose one or more arbitrators, your best option will be a professional like Attorney & Arbitrator Marc Schtul who brings arbitration expertise, vast legal knowledge and a commitment to integrity to every case he handles.
Regardless of the specifics of your legal conflict, you can turn to Marc Schtul for exceptional arbitration services at fair, common sense rates.
Resolve Your Legal Dispute with an Experienced Arbitrator: Contact Affordable Resolutions, LLC
Call (303) 526-6222 or email our firm for more on how our arbitration services can be used to bring your legal issues to a favorable, efficient and affordable resolution. Bilingual services are available for Spanish-speaking parties.
At Affordable Resolutions, LLC, Greenwood Village Attorney & Arbitrator Marc H. Schtul, Esq. is highly skilled at resolving disputes and maximizing positive results. Diligent and solutions-focused, Marc is ready to:
- Discuss your legal issues, needs and objectives
- Explain how arbitration (and/or other legal services) may be helpful in resolving the conflict so you can move on with your life.
From offices in Greenwood Village, Marc H. Schtul provides arbitration (and other legal) services to clients throughout Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado.