Knowledgeable Myrtle Beach Lawyers Assist with Arbitration & Mediation
Helping you take an alternative approach to resolving disputes
When facing a difficult legal dispute, the resolution is possible by the use of using alternative dispute resolution. The attorneys at DesChamps Law Firm can help you approach various disputes using an alternative approach, often through arbitration or mediation. We’re here to help you explore all your options as we find ways for you to move beyond the legal challenges preventing you from concentrating on your business or organization.
Trials and civil court lawsuits are the traditional methods used to resolve unresolved legal disputes. If the case gets to trial, it becomes a contest between the parties for the factfinder (either a judge or a jury) to decide what happened and apply the law to those facts in making a decision. Winning is the most important concern in the trial of the case. Horry County is a mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) venue so that mediation is required prior to the case being tried. Our senior attorney Bill DesChamps has been a certified circuit court mediator since 1994 and encourages mediation early in the process.
Mediation is a collaborative process in which the mediator helps each party understand the dispute from the opposing party’s point of view. Whether or not each party agrees with the other’s claims is not as important as the cost-benefit analysis to each in accepting a compromise settlement prior to trial. Compromise rather than winning is the most important concern in mediation.
Arbitration is another type of ADR in which the parties involved in the dispute present their case to a neutral third party, who delivers a decision. The submission to arbitration is pursuant to contract, the agreement of the parties, or court order. If pursuant to contract, the terms and conditions agreed upon in the contract normally govern the procedure and appeal rights. If pursuant to the voluntary agreement of the parties or court order, the South Carolina ADR rules generally apply. Our senior attorney Bill DesChamps is a certified arbitrator and is often chosen by his peers or the Court to arbitrate complex cases.
Contact an attorney skilled in alternative dispute resolution
To explore alternative means to resolving real estate or business-related disputes, speak with a lawyer with DesChamps Law Firm in Myrtle Beach. Set up a meeting by calling 843-353-6120 or by contacting us online.