Sorley & Still
Barristers and Solicitors

15064 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON L4G 1M2
Telephone: 905-726-9956
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2 - 450 Hume Street
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1W6
Telephone: 705-994-4616

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Family Law - Dispute Resolution



Attribute

Negotiation*

Mediation

Arbitration

Litigation

Voluntariness

voluntary

voluntary

voluntary

involuntary

Neutral Third Party Involvement

No

Yes. A party appointed Mediator.

Yes. A party appointed Arbitrator.

Yes. A publicly appointed Judge.

Final Decisions on Outcome Made By

The parties.

The parties. The Mediator facilitates.

The Arbitrator.

The Judge based on the law.

Rights or Interest-Based Process

Either.

Either.

Rights; decisions based on the law.

Rights; decisions based on the law.

Confidentiality of Outcome

Yes

Yes

Yes

No 

Best Suited to

- Minimizing cost
- Early resolution
- Preserving privacy
- Maintaining relationships

- Minimizing cost
- Early resolution
- Preserving privacy
- Maintaining relationships

- Minimizing cost
- Early resolution
- Preserving privacy
(Relative to Litigation)

-Obtaining vindication
- Setting precedent
-Maximize/ minimize recovery

* Collaborative practice is a subset of Negotiation.

Let Sorley & Still Help You: Sorley & Still’s lawyers can help you assess their needs and objectives and assist you in evaluating which of the dispute resolution techniques is best suited to your needs.

 

 

 

 




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