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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation vs. Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is another way to settle disputes that do not require litigation. Arbitration and Mediation are two types ADR. Arbitration is the process for resolving disputes outside of a court using neutral third parties. Although mediation is essentially the same thing, there is a difference. Mediators usually have no authoritative...

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The Civil Litigation Process

Florida civil litigation lawsuit procedure Florida civil litigation is when one individual or business entity sues another. In a civil litigation case, the plaintiff sues the defendant to recoup damages done to them, usually through monetary damages or awards. Your attorney should help you understand exactly how your litigation timeline will fit with this chronology....

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FL small claims court

In Florida, people use small claims court to settle minor legal disputes concerning $5,000 or less. However, that amount doesn’t include attorney’s fees or filing fees.  Small claims filing fee can vary, but the FL Clerks website puts them anywhere from $55-$300. You don’t need an attorney in small claims court, but you can have...

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Do I have a case?

Filing a lawsuit is a big decision, so make sure you have a good case before going through the hassle of finding a lawyer. For example, you hire a flooring company to replace the carpet in your business. They do a bad job, and it took much longer than they said it would. Before filing a...

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How to Avoid Litigation

May is Litigation Avoidance Month here at Boyer Law Firm Make the decision to get a legal check-up and avoid the long, drawn out, unnecessary expense of going to court. A legal check-up can help you see if your contracts are in danger of being challenged and if there are any problems with your partnerships, written...