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An alternative to estate litigation

Estate litigation is definitely something that most British Columbia residents will want to try to avoid, but sometimes we just don't have a choice. When we are faced with such a disagreement, though, we might have other settlement and resolution options available outside of court. One of the most useful of those options is referred to as alternative dispute resolution.

Both arbitration and mediation are considered to be two different types of alternative dispute resolution. One of the reasons why they are so helpful is because they offer confidentiality. This privacy component can be very attractive to anyone who would want keep their sensitive issues out of the public eye.

In Canada, alternative dispute resolution has become more and more popular. Perhaps one of the reasons is because it is usually faster and less costly to divorce this way. When deciding what type of dispute resolution to utilize, litigants will want to consider divorce mediation first as a means to settle their divorce matter with the most freedom over what they decide in their agreement. Arbitration could then be a secondary choice to make.

Whatever type of dispute resolution technique is chosen -- be it the divorce mediation or arbitration process -- British Columbia residents may want to consider having an experienced and qualified lawyer on their side. A divorce lawyer has been through so many different kinds of divorce proceedings. This knowledge and experience will allow the lawyer will know exactly what legal strategies to employ in order to ensure that his or her clients rights are protected.

Source: Huffington Post, "Try This Alternative to Estate Litigation," Suzana Popovic-Montag, accessed July 29, 2016

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