Seven advantages of having alternative dispute resolution in the USA

If you desire to resolve a dispute without going to court and you need some help, want to save money, time, and emotional toil,  then it is best to contact a professional mediator to have alternative dispute resolution in the USA.

If you desire to resolve a dispute without any legal action in the USA, it is best to have a qualified mediator offering alternative dispute resolution. They will make use of an impartial third party to work with the parties to develop a creative solution to settle the dispute. The benefits make mediation popular among people desiring to have a quick and hassle-free settlement of disputes without any legal action.

We discuss here seven benefits of having such a service from a qualified mediator attached to the Minnesota Supreme Court and offering service all over the USA.

Less costly than going to court

It is known to all that court battles run for years. As they run for years and involve various legal processes, it is costly to settle a dispute in court. If the issue is complex, then the expenditure is much more. On the other hand, an ADR-based resolution of any disagreement is less costly than that in a court.

Reduces stress

If there is litigation and you need to attend court, you need to have days off from your work. Taking leaves will not allow you to complete your job in time. Such a situation will cause a wrong impression on the mind of your customers and clients. They will worry if you can complete the designated work in time. Moreover, litigation of any nature is stressful, and it is best to avoid such having alternative dispute resolution with the assistance of a qualified mediator.

Best opportunity to narrate your story

An impartial mediator during an ADR-based resolution will ask both the parties involved in a dispute to share information. This method of working together gives you the perfect opportunity to narrate your story. However, you may not have the same freedom if you have opted for a court-based resolution of the same issue.

Best consideration for both parties

We all know that courts are a rigid institution and resolve cases staying in line with legal legislation. However, an ADR-based resolution is much more flexible and considers the individual requirements of both parties involved in a dispute. So, you can expect to have a resolution that is reflective of the issue.

It helps to maintain the current relationship

An ADR-based resolution takes into account the considerations of both parties. The outcome has acceptance by both individuals involved in a dispute. Having such a resolution from a court is rare. So, an ADR-based resolution helps to maintain a relationship instead of breaking it. You can have the best of relationships with your opponent after having ADR-based resolution.


When a dispute has a resolution in a court, the arguments put forward by legal advisors happen in front of all in a courtroom. In other words, there is no privacy possible to have in such a court-based resolution. It is not such when you decide to have alternative dispute resolution with the assistance of a qualified mediator. The entire process happens behind closed doors and maintains confidentiality.

Having an ADR-based resolution is not as long drawn out as when the settlement of any dispute happens in a court. As a result, you can expect to have a quicker resolution and save time.

About the author

If you desire professional alternative dispute resolution in the form of mediation in Minnesota or anywhere in the USA, contact Michael Gregory, ASA, CVA, MBA, NSA at Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC. He is a qualified mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court and has specialization in resolving disputes on valuation, with the IRS, business to business, and within businesses.  His background as an accredited and certified business valuer and with over 25 years of management experience with up to 1,200 employees gives a unique perspective to help you . Contact him at (651) 633-5311 to discuss the issue you are facing and desire to have an ADR-based resolution.