If your case is taking too long in the Court system, arbitration may be the best option for a quicker resolution. Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes without going to Court. The backlog of our Court system makes arbitration an attractive option. A private judge (neutral third party) is hired by the parties in litigation to hear the case and make a decision on how to resolve the dispute. The decision made by the Arbitrator is binding on the parties. The parties agree to enter into Arbitration with an arbitration agreement.
Arbitration is an excellent alternative if the parties want to have the case resolved more quickly, have more flexibility in the presentation of the case or a Court setting would be inappropriate because of the nature of the case. This is also a way to keep the matter private between the parties, as nearly all Court proceedings are a matter of public record.
Typically, both parties split the cost of the Arbitration, but this can be negotiated or placed before the Arbitrator to decide on the allocation of costs. This process is not always less expensive than Court, but the privacy and freedom in the presentation of evidence is very valuable.
Attorney Gena McCray would be glad to assist you in the process of arbitration. She can also serve as an arbitrator in family law matters. If you need legal help in Franklin County or the surrounding counties, Ms. McCray would be glad to meet with you to discuss your options.
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