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Litigation is not always the best way to resolve a problem you have with another party. Perhaps you tried to work out the issue on your own and think that now, looking for resolution through Pennsylvania’s civil courts is the only solution but that may not be true. You may be able to make use of an alternative dispute resolution method to reach the best possible solution.

Perhaps you have heard of arbitration and mediation, which are the most commonly known methods of ADR. Many people achieve a more satisfactory result through these options instead of litigation. Going to court is costly, stressful and undoubtedly adversarial in nature. In the alternative, ADR provides a more relaxed, private and productive atmosphere to resolve conflicts. In addition, it is often less expensive.

To know whether your case would benefit from mediation or arbitration, you could take your concerns to an attorney who will examine the situation to determine whether going to court or going through ADR would provide you with the best opportunity for the most favorable outcome. If ADR would be the best course of action, the next step is to determine what kind of resolution method works best. Running a Pennsylvania business comes with the risk of getting involved in disputes.

The fact is that you cannot always satisfy everyone, and not everyone can always satisfy you. When issues arise, litigation does not have to be the only way to get results. An alternative dispute resolution method could give you the opportunity to reach a resolution and possibly even salvage the relationship you have with the other party if that is one of your goals.