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When a dispute arises, neither party wants to wait months in advance — nor spend thousands of dollars — to reach a verdict.

Enter dispute resolution.

Dispute resolution is a method to help people avoid the time and hassle of the legal system, as well as resolve disagreements privately.

If you’ve recently reached an impasse in a negotiation, or have been offered to sign a contract that includes a Dispute Resolution Clause, it’s important to understand what’s anticipated from the resolution process.


  1. What is a Dispute Resolution Clause in a contract?
  2. Is dispute resolution the same as litigation?
  3. 3 types of dispute resolution
  4. 6 steps to dispute resolution
  5. Which method of dispute resolution is right for you?
  6. What Is Alternate Dispute Resolution?
  7. When is alternate dispute resolution a better option than going to court?
  8. When alternate dispute resolution doesn’t work?
  9. What is litigation?
  10. How does litigation work?
  11. Litigation vs Arbitration: What is the difference?
  12. 7 different phases of the litigation process
  13. How long does it take to litigate?
  14. What is a litigation hold?
  15. What are litigation risks?
  16. Litigation FAQs