Arbitration Attorneys in Columbus
Offering Mediation Services and Other Alternative Divorce Resolutions
Are you looking for a prompt and efficient way to resolve your family legal dispute that doesn’t involve going to court? Our Columbus arbitration and mediation lawyers can provide the solution you need. While arbitration and mediation are different, both are alternative dispute resolution methods that can prove more cost-effective and confidential than traditional litigation.
Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. was the first law firm in Ohio to form a division, known as Friedman & Mirman Civil Solutions, to provide mediation and arbitration services. We are available to offer both of these services to parties and attorneys throughout the state.
If you would like to learn more about arbitration and mediation, call Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. today at (614) 412-3943. Work with a certified specialist in family law.
Resolving a Dispute through Mediation
If you are involved in a family legal dispute, like a divorce, it may be advantageous for you to seek a resolution without going to trial. Mediation provides a safe environment for parties to seek a mutual agreement through peaceful negotiations. Under the supervision and direction of a neutral third party (the mediator), you and the other person will be assisted to arrive at a settlement that works best for both of you. The mediator only acts as a guide and will not make any decisions on your behalf. Once all matters pertaining to your dispute are resolved, your attorneys will put the agreement in writing and you will have a brief final hearing. Your agreement then becomes a court order.
Some significant differences between mediation and litigation include:
- You will not be expected to testify
- You may choose to not be in the same room as the other party
- The decision is left completely to you and your spouse instead of to a judge
- There is no such thing as a winner or loser in mediation
Resolving a Dispute through Arbitration
Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method that more closely resembles traditional litigation. It is more formal and adversarial than mediation, but it can be much faster, more confidential, and less expensive than a trial in a court. During an arbitration hearing, the parties will present evidence to an arbitrator. The arbitrator is a qualified individual who may be a respected lawyer, a former judge, or someone with a similar background. This arbitrator acts as a judge, being given the power to decide the dispute. The decision given by the arbitrator will be binding on both parties. Many people choose arbitration when they cannot reach an agreement on one or more issues, but they prefer a confidential arbitration as opposed to a trial in a public courtroom, and they want a faster hearing and decision than what is typically possible in a court trial.
The Right Solution for Your Family Legal Dispute
At Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A., we are committed to helping our clients find the legal solutions that work best for their situation. While we are fully equipped to go to trial and aggressively fight to protect your best interests, we can also guide you through the arbitration or mediation process if that suits your circumstances better. Get in touch today to learn what method of resolving your dispute is right for you.
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