Dispute Settlement

A dispute settlement can be facilitated by mediation, which is a more economical and time saving alternative to arguing a matter in court. Seeking dispute resolution through a mediator can help you discover common ground which can bring your matter to a mutual and agreeable close.

Are you in search of a mediator to help you reach
a dispute settlement with the partners of your LLP? Call our firm today: 408-971-4359

Our firm’s trained and experienced mediator, Attorney Diane Deckard, has assisted clients in reaching settlement agreements through the process of mediation. It is the method of resolution that requires “hands on” and direct input from the people who are at odds. Whether you are facing conflict due to the terms of a contract, or confronting differences in opinions concerning the direction of your limited partnership, mediation can help you negotiate your way to an acceptable – if not amicable – dispute settlement.

Attorney Deckard has aided in the dispute settlement of a variety of matters, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Breach of Contract and Contract Fulfillment Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes (Non-Marital such as LLC & LLP)
  • Disputes of Trusts, Wills & Estates
  • Trust Disputes (Non-Marital)
  • Misrepresentation & Fraud
  • Business Tort Actions

In all jurisdictions of the California courts, alternative dispute settlement methods are encouraged due to the congestion of the courts and the costs associated with processing a civil litigation suit. The combination of costs, such as filing fees and time, including mandatory court hearings, add up quickly in a civil case. Add to this the attorneys’ fees associated with representation and you end up with a running total that could be dramatic. Choosing, instead, to pursue an alternative resolution for your issue could be significantly cost effective.

The role of a mediator is to listen to the arguments presented by both side of a controversy, and then determine how the issues of the case will be affected by the existing laws. By weighing the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented by all sides, a mediator can offer advice that may help guide them towards a mutual reworking of the terms or conditions that sparked their disagreement.

Some of the advantages of pursuing a dispute settlement through mediation are:

  • Mediation allows you the opportunity to attain resolution in a more timely and cost effective manner
  • Working with a neutral, third party allows you to have a greater say in the outcome of your dispute
  • A mediator may be able to help you salvage or maintain a working relationship with the individual with whom you are at odds

The goal of a mediator is to bring disputing parties to a point of resolution based upon the legal theories and concepts that would affect their cases, if the matters were taken before a judge. The terms of a dispute settlement involving mediation are always negotiated and agreed upon by all of the parties in dispute.

If the terms of a contract or business arrangement have come into question,
and you are searching for a method of dispute settlement outside
of the courtroom, call our firm for mediation assistance!

Our attorneys provide skilled mediation services for people who need dispute settlement in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Milpitas. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only and does not promise an outcome in any future case handled by the Deckard Law Firm.


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