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Skilled New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney Offers Cost-Effective Options

Proven methods by Paramus lawyer saves time, stress and expense

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to a number of methods used to settle controversies outside the civil court system. These include nonbinding arbitration, binding arbitration and mediation. When you choose the ADR route, it’s important to remember you are still involved in an adversarial process. Moreover, if you agree to binding arbitration, you are giving up any and all rights to appeal the decision. At Kornitzer Family Law, LLC, in Paramus, I represent people throughout North Jersey in ADR proceedings to help them arrive at truly just settlements. I draw on substantial experience in guiding clients toward favorable results that save them time, money and stress.

What is the difference between arbitration and mediation?

Mediation can be seen as the first step in a two-step process. During mediation, parties may argue over the interpretation of a clause in a contract or a fair award for damaged property. The mediator will work with them to forge an agreement. He will not impose a result, but rather help them achieve it. If the parties can’t agree, the dispute might move to arbitration, where a neutral arbitrator will listen to the facts of a case and render a decision. In nonbinding arbitration, the parties can reject the decision and then move on to binding arbitration or trial. In binding arbitration, parties agree to abide by whatever the arbitrator decides and there is no appeal.

Each stage of this process requires preparation, execution and high-level decision-making, weighing costs and benefits and anticipating consequences. I approach arbitration as I would a trial: meticulously preparing your case, researching relevant law and weaving material facts into a compelling narrative asserting your cause.

Why arbitrate your civil dispute?

Arbitration is designed to reach a fair outcome without the expense and time of a trial. When it is voluntary, arbitration helps many people who might otherwise be shut out of the justice system by high costs. However, arbitration is still an adversarial process, with each side presenting their case and rebutting their opponent’s. This is especially true if your opponent is a corporation with a mandatory arbitration clause in its contract. Since that company has lawyers focused on winning arbitration cases, you need an equally skilled legal professional on your side.

If the arbitrator is neutral, why do I need a lawyer?

A trial judge would also be neutral, but you probably would not venture to represent yourself in court. I know how to approach arbitration proceedings to display your case in the best light, and that knowledge is power for you to ensure an outcome based upon the merits of your case.

Contact an established New Jersey ADR attorney

There are many benefits to alternative dispute resolution for various types of civil and commercial disputes. For capable ADR assistance, you can trust my knowledge and experience. To schedule a consultation at my Paramus office, call Kornitzer Family Law, LLC at 201-608-3299 or contact me online today.

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