Arbitration is also private and confidential, cost-effective, and efficient, and it utilizes a third-party neutral to decide the outcome of the dispute, much like a judge would do. It can be binding or non-binding, so parties may or may not have the opportunity to file an appeal and continue the dispute if unhappy with the outcome. Arbitration may be court-ordered or initiated by the parties through a Chapter 44 proceeding or by filing the Demand for Arbitration with the American Arbitration Association.

If you are involved in a dispute in Florida and would like to consider engaging a mediator or an arbitrator, Claramargaret Groover can help. Claire has experience in mediating business, real estate, commercial foreclosures, and construction disputes. Alternatively, if you seek an arbitrator to decide your case, Claire is a qualified and experienced arbitrator under Florida law to render a decision about your case. The Florida rules of ethics prohibit a mediator from serving as the arbitrator on the same case. To learn more, contact Claire by email at to arrange an appointment to speak.

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