Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to resolve disputes without going to court, such as through arbitration, mediation, or negotiation.

In disputes that would otherwise result in litigation, such as high-profile labor disputes, divorce actions, and personal injury claims, they are increasingly being used when negotiations cannot be commenced.

In India, ADR is practiced in the following ways:

Among the benefits of ADR are:

There is usually a lower cost and a faster turnaround time for ADR procedures.

ADR procedures are often collaborative and allow the parties to understand each other’s viewpoints. The confidentiality of the information is maintained.

Besides being more creative, ADR also allows the parties to come up with solutions that a court may not be able to impose.

ADR generally involves a neutral third party who assists the parties in communicating, discussing differences, and resolving them.

Alternative Dispute Resolution is intended to reduce court costs, stress, and formality, but many parties still hire attorneys to represent them.

Pre-procedure consultations are also sought regarding possible solutions or strategies. Whenever you have a legal dispute, you should hire an attorney with experience in your particular issue who is also familiar with ADR’s collaborative process.

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