Because litigation is very expensive and involves substantial brain damage, litigation should be the very last resort in resolving a dispute, used only after negotiations to settle the dispute have failed.
Mediation is an excellent alternative to litigation. Mediation is a process where the parties attempt to resolve matters between them with a mediator. If there is a resolution at mediation, which is always the goal, the agreement is reduced to writing. If an agreement is not reached, neither party waives any rights and retains all rights. An experienced mediator is the key to a successful mediation.
Small claims court is an option, depending upon the amount in controversy, because a person may proceed in small claims court without hiring an attorney. However, a party may only recover $7,500.00 in small claims court in Colorado. Small claims court also does not work for matters where money does not make the person whole. For example, if an injunction or other non-monetary remedy is requested, small claims court would not work.
Don’s substantial experience in resolving disputes will help you determine what course of action should be taken. His goal is always to resolve all disputes as quickly as possible with the least amount of attorney fees.
If you are having a dispute with someone, contact Don to discuss your legal rights and options.
If you are threatened with a lawsuit or have been sued, Don will review the matter with you and try to help you resolve it quickly and economically. If you have been sued, there are time deadlines to respond and, therefore, you should take immediate action to protect your legal rights.