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Dispute Resolution

Serving Pinellas County

If you find yourself in a situation where you and another party are in disagreement about how a particular matter should be handled, you may want an attorney to represent you. atCAUSE Law Office provides dispute resolution services in Pinellas County to help you resolve conflict in the most efficient, cost-effective way.

What Is Dispute Resolution?  


Dispute resolution is a process of solving conflicts outside of the court system and is oftentimes preferred because it is generally faster and cheaper. 

It's also a less formal option than taking the conflict to court, plus both parties will likely have more control over the situation and, ideally, be able to reach a mutually accepted outcome.

How Does Dispute Resolution Work? 

Also referred to as alternative dispute resolution, the process of dispute resolution aims to resolve any type of conflict, whether it's between business partners, neighbors, employers and employees, or a couple in the midst of a divorce. 


Both parties of the dispute, as well as their applicable legal representation, will come together for a dispute resolution meeting. Depending on the type of resolution required, this process could look a bit different.

Types of Dispute Resolution

Depending on your situation, the type of dispute resolution services required will differ. atCAUSE Law Office is experienced in the process of dispute resolution and can help with your matter.

Below are some of the more common dispute resolution processes:

  • Arbitration - the most common type of dispute resolution, the arbitration process involves both parties giving their statements and evidence to the neutral, third-party arbitrator. After hearing both sides, the arbitrator makes a decision (which may or may not be legally binding depending on the situation). 

  • Case Evaluation - both parties present their information to a case evaluator in a non-binding process, who then gives their professional opinion on how the case would likely be decided in a court of law. The evaluator will identify the strengths and weaknesses of each side's case. 

  • Collaborative Law - this process helps to settle disputes outside of the court. Each party and their respective lawyers will meet and come to a mutual agreement. 

  • Cooperative Practice - this process is a bit different, as it can happen before a court case is scheduled in an attempt for both parties to reach an agreement without having to go to court over the dispute. 

  • Divorce Coaching - of course, this service helps couples going through a divorce reach a settlement applicable to whatever their needs may be, whether it involves finances, children, or shared assets. 

  • Mediation - another one of the more common dispute resolution scenarios, mediation involves a neutral third party who hears each side then proposes solutions to the conflict. 

  • Negotiation - negotiation does not involve a neutral third-party like mediation does. This process involves all interested parties and their legal representation discussing their issues and working through potential solutions. 

  • Settlement Conferences - this dispute resolution process aims to settle a dispute before it reaches court. 

Dispute Resolution Services in Pinellas County 

With over 30 years of combined experience, atCAUSE Law's business attorneys are well versed in dispute resolution. 

Call or text us at 727-477-2255 or contact us to learn more about how we can help you resolve any kind of dispute you're dealing with.

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