If you have been fighting through a contract dispute but are getting nowhere fast, one option is to pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Alternative dispute resolution is often used to resolve contract disputes and may be listed in your contract as the preferred method for resolving disputes as they arise.
Alternative dispute resolution is used by the Florida court system and has been in place for over 30 years. The courts are well-connected to the mediation programs offered in the state, and there are thousands of mediators and arbitrators available to help with cases like yours.
Mediation and arbitration are different, but both are supported as ADR options in Florida. Mediators are certified by the courts, but arbitrators are not certified. Both are bound by Florida’s rules for mediators and arbitrators.
Why use ADR for your case?
One reason is that it’s cheaper than going to court. Another is because it takes less time. Thirdly, those who choose arbitration or mediation can often avoid trial and have a binding decision given. In mediation sessions, each party might negotiate to come to a reasonable solution. In arbitration, the arbitrator makes a binding decision. Either one can be helpful to someone who is dealing with a contract dispute.
If you’re interested in ADR as a way to resolve your contract dispute, our website has more information on what you should expect. Contracts are there for a reason, and if you’ve suffered as a result of a breach, then you deserve a chance to seek compensation from the party who committed the breach.