The Goal of Collaborative Law and Mediation is to find cost and time efficient solutions to disputes.
Litigation is expensive and time consuming; One or both parties end up losing in a rigid system that seems foreign to litigants. Court processes will destroy relationships; collaborative process attempts to maintain relationships wherever possible.
The process is more informal and respectful than going to court. ADR professionals are trained to help parties reach a satisfactory resolution to disputes.
What is ADR?
ADR stands for Alternative or Alternate Dispute Resolution and can cover a variety of methods to solve disputes without formal litigation. ADR can include:
The Advantages of ADR include:
- Lower cost than formal litigation;
- Flexible process;
- Focus on Mutually Satisfactory Solutions;
- Much timelier than waiting for a Court date;
- Parties control the process;
- Outside the box solutions;
- Completely confidential.
Many type of disputes can be resolved by Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
- Family and Matrimonial Disputes; including parenting, child support, spousal support and division of matrimonial assets;
- Workplace Disputes including harassment, discipline and unfair dismissal;
- Landlord and Tenant Disputes;
- Corporate/Shareholder Disputes;
- Personal Injury and Negligence Claims;
- Contract Disputes.
Brent Rathgeber QC offers new clients a no risk initial consultation. Brent will meet with you to explain the various dispute resolution options available to you. If you are not satisfied that Brent is the lawyer/mediator for you, there is no charge.