Resolving Disputes

When facing a matter such as a divorce, it is preferred by Minnesota family courts for the parties to try and reach a resolution without court intervention whenever possible. With the assistance of attorneys, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process by which this can be achieved.

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, practically speaking, is any method that is used to resolve a dispute. A third-party is typically involved in some way, but they are always neutral and each parties’ attorney may be present as well. Methods often considered are: mediation, early neutral evaluation, negotiation, moderated settlement conferences , and arbitration.

Mediation is a common form of ADR. Mediation involves the two parties along with their attorneys meeting with a neutral mediator so they can discuss the issues in dispute, identify solutions, and come to an agreement. Typically, the agreement can address disputes pertaining to: custody, parenting time, division of property and debt, or any other disputed matter.

At Baker Vicchiollo, we have attorneys who can assist you through the process of resolving disputes. While a third-party neutral may need to be involved, it is your right to have an attorney advising you and helping you through the process. Baker Vicchiollo Law also has trained and experienced mediators on staff, so we understand the process from various perspectives, which affords you the guidance and knowledge needed to complete the process with the best possible outcome.

When dispute resolution is successful, there is no need to go to court. The appropriate paperwork can be completed and filed with the Court. Using ADR can be more efficient, less adversarial, and sometime more cost-effective and, if successful, keeps the matter out of court and in the control of the parties. In the event the disputes cannot be resolved through ADR, Baker Vicchiollo Law is prepared to represent you through the litigation process.

Contact A Minneapolis ADR Attorney

Alternative dispute resolution and mediation are effective in helping parties resolve disputes so they can avoid going to court. At Baker Vicchiollo Law, we have experienced attorneys and experienced mediators who can guide you through the different ADR options and processes. If you are facing a family legal matter, such as divorce, that requires dispute resolution using mediation or any other form of ADR, it is important to have an experienced attorney by your side. To learn more about how Baker Vicchiollo can help you, call 952-405-2050 or complete the contact form to request a free 45-minute consultations.

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