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:
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.
"Lemon” vehicles, small claims
cases against businesses.
Criminal, small claims, broken
contracts or promises, unpaid debts.
Environment and Public Policy:
Land use, regulatory complaints, allocation and management of natural resources.
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.
Labor and employment,
discrimination, vocational rehabilitation.