Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes are alternative methods of helping people resolve legal problems before going to court. ADR involves an independent third person, called a “neutral,” who tries to help resolve or narrow the areas of conflict.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Frequently Asked Questions
When an ADR process is chosen, the parties select an independent third party, called a neutral, from the ADR Neutrals Roster [link: http://adr.courts.state.mn.us/adr/Adr_query.asp]. The Education & Organization Development Division maintains two ADR Neutrals Rosters, civil (non-family) and family. The neutrals on these rosters are professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds. To be qualified under Minnesota Rule 114, neutrals are required to complete training that is certified by the Supreme Court prior to serving in civil or family law matters. All neutrals on the family law roster have had six additional hours of training on domestic abuse issues. Angela is a Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral in the areas of mediation, parenting time expediting, social early neutral evaluation and financial early evaluation.
A confidential forum in which the neutral facilitates communication between parties to promote settlement. A mediator may not impose his or her own judgment on the issues for that of the parties. The goal of mediation shall be to arrive at solutions to each problem which is equitable to both parties, and that the parties believe is in the best interests of the parties’ child or children.
ADR often saves money and speeds settlement. In ADR processes such as mediation, parties play an important role in resolving their own disputes. This often results in creative solutions, longer-lasting outcomes, greater satisfaction, and improved relationships.
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