Non-Adverary Dispute Resolutions

For many disputes the litigation process simply doesn't make economical or practical sense and arbitration or traditional mediation is not a good alternative. These cases are disputes that generally fall into three categories:

  • Disputes where the parties cannot afford legal fees and expenses or where the amount in controversy simply doesn't justify the fees and expenses which would be expended;
  • Disputes which need to be resolved immediately; and
  • Disputes which the parties want to remain strictly confidential.

For such cases, IDR offers a true alternative to the litigation process which we call Non-Adversary Dispute Resolution (’NADR’). Under NADR, each of the parties prepares a brief statement of the issue or issues, discloses the witnesses and documents which the party believes are necessary to understand and resolve those issues, and turns the matter over to IDR.

Using our expertise in virtually ever area of the law and knowing how to identify and focus upon the core elements of disputes, we review the issues, conduct legal research, if necessary, interview the witnesses and review the documents identified by the parties, engage neutral experts when necessary, and render a decision.

The result of NADR is the quick resolution of a bona fide personal or business dispute for a fraction of the cost of litigation or arbitration.