Mequon Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys
Generally, this method is less costly than litigation. ADR provides a less adversarial process to divorce and is best suited for parties that wish to resolve the issue more quickly, discreetly, and with more control.
What is alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?
Disputes can arise in any area of our lives, in the workplace, in the neighborhood, in school, in business, and in families. Some of those disputes escalate to the point at which one side or the other looks to the court system for resolution, by starting a lawsuit.
In recent years, professionals from a variety of backgrounds have collaborated to develop processes for resolving disputes outside of the court system. These processes are known collectively as “alternative dispute resolution,” or simply “ADR.” The most commonly used ADR processes are arbitration and mediation. There are, however, other forms of ADR, including early neutral evaluation, moderated settlement conferences, focus groups, summary jury trials, mini-trials, and direct negotiation. In the right situation, any of these ADR processes can be effective in resolving disputes, and they generally can do so faster and less expensively than if the dispute were processed in the court system. Our experienced ADR attorneys can help you select the ADR process that is best suited to your situation.
What are the benefits of ADR?
The principal benefits of ADR are that it:
Selecting the Appropriate ADR
A qualified divorce attorney at Kaplan will examine your situation and be able to recommend the most suitable ADR process for you. In addition, some Wisconsin counties have nonprofit conflict resolution centers associated with the court system. You can also contact the courthouse in your county to determine if such a service is available in your area.
This is one in a series of consumer information pamphlets published by the State Bar of Wisconsin.
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