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The Mediation Alternative

Mediation is one of the best alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Prior to COVID-19 we made plans, agreements, and signed contracts. Unfortunately, some of our best laid out plans have been disrupted. With the new economic conditions caused by social distancing, forced closures, and health risks, we must change our best plans in ways we had never anticipated.

Unfortunately, these contracts that were made may now be broken. Topics that were believed to be clear are now hazy. Terms and conditions are now disputed. What constituted compliance is now debated. You may be having difficulty resolving disputes and BBB is here to assist.

Mediation Best Alternative Dispute Resolution Technique

There are a few options for dispute resolution:

Discussion - the action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas.

Negotiation - discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.

Mediation - the utilization of third party mediator to facilitate resolution.

Arbitration - the use of a third party arbitrator to make a legally binding decision on a dispute.

Litigation - the process of taking legal action.

 

 

 

We can assist you with the process of dispute resolution with our mediation and arbitration services.

  • For the Denver BBB, please contact Sarah Klinikowski at: 303-996-3640 or sklinikowski@denver.bbb.org for your free consultation. 
  • For the Northern Colorado and Wyoming BBB, please contact Marcy Sharf at 970-488-2032 or msharf@wynco.bbb.org for your free consultation.
  • For the Southern Colorado BBB, please contact Adah Rodriguez at 719-447-3823 or adahr@bbbsc.org for your free consultation.

We offer a virtual mediation that keeps you safe and healthy throughout the process. Our mediation services are informal and private. We offer you full control within BBB guidelines of every step in the process, reducing your costs and risks.  BBB serving Greater Denver and Central Colorado successfully helped businesses resolve over 75 dispute cases last year alone. We strive to support businesses and consumers in promoting a safe and trustworthy business ecosystem. 

Mediation, Arbitration, or Litigation

Mediation has shown some impressive results. Over 80% of the disputes that are voluntarily submitted to mediation are satisfactorily resolved. And, even for court-referred meditations, over 50% are settled satisfactorily without burdening the court system. Yet, few people fully understand the process.

- Mediation: The Sensible Means For Resolving Contract Disputes by Kenneth P. Kelsey

Amount of Dispute

The Value

For 1st Party

For 2nd Party

For Seniors (59 yrs +)

Less than $5,000

$150

$150

$25

$5,001 - $10,000

$200

$200

$25

$10,001 - $100,000

$300

$300

$25

Over $100,000

$500

$500

$25

BBB's Accredited Businesses get two free services per year for being Accredited. 

 

  • For the Denver BBB, please contact Sarah Klinikowski at: 303-996-3640 or sklinikowski@denver.bbb.org for your free consultation. 
  • For the Northern Colorado and Wyoming BBB, please contact Marcy Sharf at 970-488-2032 or msharf@wynco.bbb.org for your free consultation.
  • For the Southern Colorado BBB, please contact Adah Rodriguez at 719-447-3823 or adahr@bbbsc.org for your free consultation.

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