Fed up with the arguing and the frustration of trying to settle a dispute? Apprehensive of the expenses, excessive time lines and the publicity associated with going to court? Consider mediation and/or arbitration. We offer consultations to determine what your needs are and how we can best serve you to find the solutions you need. Gerrit has assisted parties in settling a dispute in a matter of hours.
In the mediation process, both parties agree to have a Mediator guide the parties in identifying common concerns and explore options. The process is confidential, slightly less expensive than arbitration, and an agreement to settle a dispute can be achieved very quickly. The agreement achieved is generally adhered to but not necessarily legally binding.
In the arbitration process, both parties choose and agree to have an Arbitrator consider and evaluate the presentation of both parties and then render a decision/award. Both parties may have technical and legal expertise participate. The process is generally much quicker and less expensive than a court procedure. The decision/award is confidential and is generally legally binding. A court appeal is sometimes allowed.