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When to Use Dispute Resolution
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Dispute resolution can be used in a wide variety of situations as a very effective method to address matters that involve strong emotions and competing interests. Using dispute resolution before the conflict has escalated can be helpful and very successful even when people get stuck in complicated and intractable conflict. 

A few examples of areas where dispute resolution is successful and resolves issues amicably are:

Agriculture:
Farmer/neighbor complaints, unpaid bills and loans, family conflict, farm succession, USDA appeals.

Business and Commercial:
Facilitating meetings, contract negotiation, improving leadership skills, organization development.

Consumer Complaints:
"Lemon” vehicles, small claims cases against businesses.

Court-Related Matters:
Criminal, small claims, broken contracts or promises, unpaid debts.

Environment and Public Policy:
Land use, regulatory complaints, allocation and management of natural resources.

Family:
Divorce/separation, custody, visitation, parenting plans, senior and aging issues, Special Education.

Neighborhood and Community:
Pets, property disputes, parking, noise, roommate, landlord/tenant, manufactured housing.

Workplace:
Labor and employment, discrimination, vocational rehabilitation.

 

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