How to avoid going to court

True or false?

Once you’ve hired lawyers and filed papers in court, there’s no going back to alternative dispute resolution options.
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Going to court is just one way to resolve a legal problem. There are other ways that can be cheaper, faster, and more effective. They often require you to be more involved and willing to compromise. Here, we explain common alternative dispute resolution options and situations where they might fit best.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2023
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David Kandestin, People's Law School

David Kandestin

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