Arbitration Mediation in Southwest Florida
I've been ordered to Arbitration, now what?
Arbitration is different from Mediation in a few ways. Typically, arbitration has been agreed upon in a contract you've signed as a way to resolve an issue without litigating. The parties will hire an arbitrator or depending upon the complexity of the case, an arbitration panel. Arbitrators are decision makers. Arbitrators will hear both side of the case and look at the legal backing each side has brought forward for their contract. The Arbitrator will then award a decision based upon the evidence presented.
Mediators are neutral parties and do not make a ruling or award a decision. Mediators work with the parties to help resolve a conflict in order to write a legally binding agreement that the parties have decided upon.