Are you looking for a way to resolve your legal issues without going to trial? Consider arbitration techniques instead. Arbitration is a process in which both sides in a dispute, and their attorneys if represented, present their side to a neutral third-party who will decide the outcome outside of a courtroom. This is called the arbitrator.
For more about this process or if you think it could benefit you and wish to speak with an experienced arbitration attorney in the Somerset, MD area, contact Andalman & Flynn. We have years of experience using arbitration methods to resolve family law issues and general disputes and can walk you through the process to help you maximize your chances of success.
Arbitration Law in Somerset, MD
The arbitration hearing itself is usually rather informal when compared to a court trial in which the rules of evidence apply. Still, the process allows each side the opportunity to present testimony, evidence, and witnesses on their behalf. Often, the parties may select the arbitrator themselves.
Arbitration in Somerset, MD allows for a speedier resolution to a dispute that might otherwise be obtained from the courts. The parties may have the choice of making the arbitration binding or non-binding, meaning that the arbitrator’s decision may either be the final decision or may be rejected by the parties, who will then litigate the matter in court.
In some instances, there may be a contract, law, or regulation requiring arbitration to resolve a dispute. Somerset, MD arbitration may also be a tool to simplify and reduce the number of issues to be resolved at trial, allowing additional time during the trial for larger, more complicated issues. For example, spouses in a divorce may turn to arbitration to resolve disputes regarding ownership, value, and division of:
- Retirement accounts
- Personal property
- And household items,
Resolving these issues through arbitration early on means that more time at trial can be devoted to the more complex issues involving children, like custody and visitation.
Contact Our Somerset, MD Arbitration Lawyers
The attorneys at Andalman & Flynn are experienced in representing parties throughout Somerset, MD and the surrounding areas in the arbitration process. We will do everything we can to resolve your claim quickly and effectively and to represent your best interests through all stages of the process. For more information or to schedule your initial consult, please contact our Somerset, MD arbitration lawyers today.