Whether court-appointed or by the choice of one or both parties, mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can help those involved with contract problems resolve legal disputes in a way that can end up being fair to both sides. At a time when many contracts and legally binding documents require it as the first or only step for parties to solve any problems, it can be easy to forget that ADR provides many benefits as an alternative to litigation in Bucks County.
When It is Required as a First Step
Many contracts now require both parties to engage in mediation and/or arbitration before, or in many cases instead of, any other legal actions. When these documents require proceedings to take place in Pennsylvania, then Bucks County alternate dispute resolution practitioners can help would-be litigants come to a settlement or a compromise. The reasons for including an arbitration clause usually revolve around cost, although some companies also use it to limit the possibility of class action lawsuits which can be costly for defendants while providing relatively small settlements for any plaintiffs.