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What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution. It can be a good option for staying out of costly and time-consuming litigation. Generally, mediation takes place in civil cases and family cases.

During mediation, by working with you and your attorneys, a third party negotiates or facilitates an agreement between two sides involved in a dispute.

Mediation isn’t always the best option, but it can be a valuable tool in certain instances. Our lawyers can help you decide if mediation is right for your case.

What Is Arbitration?

Like mediation, arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution. The difference is that in mediation the third party acts as more of negotiator to help bring the two sides to a mutual agreement. In arbitration, there is often a panel of arbitrators who serve more like judges.

Often, each side will select an arbitrator, and those arbitrators will select a third arbitrator to serve on the panel. The two sides will present their case and the three-person panel will vote, with decisions being made by the majority vote.

We Will Advocate For You In Arbitration Or Mediation

Our experienced attorneys can help determine if mediation or arbitration is a good option for you. Contact us if you’re in Opelika, Auburn, Lee County, and the surrounding areas by calling 334-528-0515 or emailing us for a free consultation*.

*Consultation fee may be included for some situations, including domestic cases.