ADR Process

Our Dispute Resolution Process

Resolve your case through mediation or arbitration

Instead of allowing a judge or jury to determine your fate, you can choose Alternative Dispute Resolution — an option that resolves disputes more quickly and with greater peace of mind.

ADR – Mediation

Mediation allows individuals to resolve disputes using the services of a third-party neutral or facilitator — commonly known as a mediator.

As your mediator, we help you identify issues, search for solutiformer judicial officers, we don’t have a bias or prejudice against either party or their position.

The mediation process is confidential — what you say to us as your mediators will not be shared with the other party without your consent.

Mediation sessions can last anywhere from several hours to several days – but is typically a faster solution than waiting for a judge or jury to hear and decide the case.

ADR – Arbitration

Arbitration is a process in which one or more neutrals (arbitrators) render a decision after hearing arguments and reviewing evidence.

All parties give the arbitrator the power to make a decision for them. As your arbitrator, our decision can either be binding or non-binding, depending upon the facts and the case type.

A binding decision is final, and the decision can be enforced against either party. If the decision is non-binding, the decision we make is advisory in the aid of settlement.

Civil Arbitration

In a typical civil arbitration, both attorneys representing the parties in a dispute name an arbitrator to sit on a three-person arbitration panel. After attorneys for the parties name the arbitrator of their choice, arbitrators are selected by the two previously selected panelists to serve as the third arbitrator, also known as the Panel Chair.

Divorce Arbitration

A divorce arbitration is typically conducted by one arbitrator, whose decision is binding to the parties. Divorce arbitration is a way to either settle particular issues while a divorce is pending, such as custody of children, support, maintenance, etc. In some cases, a decision rendered through arbitration can resolve the entire divorce.

In either type of arbitration, we serve as neutrals — bound  by a code of ethics and Indiana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution rules.

Don’t let your case drag out for months or years. Call McDevitt Mediation Center. We will work to resolve your dispute in a confidential, dignified setting.