Arbitration, another form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is like mediation, but involves more than just a neutral third party that helps make decisions about property division, spousal support, child support, child custody, parenting time, etc.
At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., we want to help you understand that traditional litigation isn’t your only option when you are seeking the best legal solution for your family law matter.
Litigation Is Not the Only Option
With more than 50 combined years of legal experience, our Michigan lawyers have helped residents of Grand Rapids and the surrounding counties resolve their problems with ADR like arbitration.
During arbitration, the involved parties present their cases to an unbiased arbitrator or panel of arbitrators who ultimately make a decision in the case. This process is like an informal mini-trial where the decisions made are legally binding. Parties who agree to arbitration waive their rights to a formal trial like in traditional litigation.
While mediation and collaborative law are seen more in family law cases, arbitration can help individuals with their marital or child issues, as well as a variety of other types of cases involving sales and employment-contract issues. When we act as arbitrators, our goal is an efficient, timely resolution of all issues.
Do you want to avoid bringing your case to court? Arbitration may help you. Call Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online. Our business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and early morning and evening hours by appointment. Our Grand Rapids arbitration attorneys represent clients in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the surrounding areas.