Providing Certified Mediators and Arbitrators for Civil Litigation and Construction Contracts
The State of Florida requires mediation for most civil litigation cases. This helps keep cases that can be resolved this way from clogging up the courts and gives more control over the resolution to the parties involved. In 1987, the Florida legislature authorized the creation of citizen dispute settlement centers and referral of cases to family mediation by the judiciary. This has continued to develop into a very successful program all over the state in terms of resolving lawsuits before they come before a judge.
Mediation is a process in which parties in dispute sit down with a neutral mediator to negotiate a settlement. This is very effective in cases where the goals of each side may be within the range of each other, and it just takes some effort to bring both sides to an understanding that is mutually beneficial. It is also very useful in family law cases where the couple agrees on most of their separation decisions but are having problems resolving a few "hot button" issues. Mediation frequently gives all parties more control over their final outcome, leaving everyone in a much better place, going forward.
We have two partners that are certified mediators, Hung V. Nguyen and Bradford A. Thomas. Mr. Thomas is also a panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Both of these gentlemen offer their mediation services and are on hand to explain the mediation process and answer questions for our clients who are going into mediation as part of their cases.
Call 800-509-4946 or send an e-mail for more information on services from our Miami mediation attorneys.
Coral Gables Arbitration Lawyers
Many construction contracts require arbitration as part of their contractual agreement. Arbitration involves all parties to the arbitration agreement appearing before an arbitrator for a decision, and receiving an Award, which acts as a judgment, just as would happen in a courtroom. The arbitration may be or may not be legally binding, depending on the situation and the contractual agreements involved. This gives parties who need someone else to resolve their issues a venue to be heard in that isn't necessarily a courtroom, and where non-binding, allows for further litigation if one or the other party believes it is necessary. Going before a panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association can settle a dispute much more quickly, and more economically, than trying to get through the court system.
We have American Arbitration Association Construction Panel arbitrators Robert A. Hingston and Bradford A. Thomas as partners here at Welbaum Guernsey. Both gentlemen are available through the American Arbitration Association or as party-appointed arbitrators, for both binding and non-binding arbitrations. Their experience is invaluable when our clients are in a situation that involves arbitration.
Contact us at 800-509-4946 for more information about arbitration services.