Alternatives to Litigation

Going to court can be incredibly expensive. With lost-work time, legal fees, and court costs, the expense of preparing for a trial can run into thousands of dollars.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to litigation that an increasing number of companies take advantage of. Mediation and arbitration can allow you to avoid litigation while maintaining discretion for all parties involved.

Malyszek & Malyszek specializes in:

Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Once the litigation process is started we make every attempt to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods as is recommended by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

ADR methods include, arbitration both binding and non-binding, mediation and outcome prediction.

A main advantage to mediation or arbitration is that both can resolve disputes more quickly and at a lower cost than conventional litigation. In both instances, seeking attorney representation is usually unnecessary, although if you choose to mediate a dispute, you may wish to have your attorney review a draft of your agreement before you commit to its terms by signing.

Before you choose mediation or arbitration, get the opinion of an experienced lawyer. In some cases it may be to your advantage to skip alternatives to litigation and proceed with a trial.

For some, alternatives such as mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration offer private, less confrontational, quicker, and often more cost effective ways of resolving the issues which exist between them, allowing them to reach a fair agreement for everyone.

Many people find these processes to be a considerably more positive experience than having a solution imposed upon them by a court. It leaves them in greater control of the process overall.

For more information about these alternatives and to discuss whether any of these alternative routes may be suitable for you, please contact Malyszek & Malyszek today.