Calgary Lawyers and Arbitrators
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Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). When parties make use of an arbitrator, they are effectively hiring a private judge to impose a binding agreement that resolves their dispute. Arbitration is particularly effective when parties want to keep their issues out of court, but are unable to reach an agreement on their own.
Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP is a Calgary law firm of mediators, arbitrators and lawyers. We often recommend ADR to our clients, who benefit from a process that is less confrontational than going to court. As arbitrators, we understand the positive results arbitration can achieve.
When you and your former spouse face a difficult road to agree on issues related to your divorce, you can choose to employ an arbitrator to listen to presentations of evidence and impose a settlement. More often, however, people first try to negotiate their own agreement with the assistance of a mediator. When mediation fails, a mediator can, pursuant to the terms of a mediation/arbitration agreement, take on the role of arbitrator.
Arbitration has many benefits over going to court. The process is quicker, cheaper and takes place in private. Participants in arbitration can choose to be represented by their own lawyers and choose whether the arbitration should proceed through an informal or formal process. Arbitration, therefore, can generally arrive at a similar result as a courtroom process without the procedural requirements and strict adherence to the rules of evidence, avoiding delays that add financial strain and emotional stress to an already difficult dispute.
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Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP is a respected law firm in Calgary. Our lawyers, mediators, and arbitrators are committed to assessing the full range of process options available to clients and recommending appropriate avenues to resolution.