Advantages of Arbitration This is a form of an alternative dispute resolution, and it has gained large acceptance in the business world for the sole purpose of settling disputes. It is an important aspect of your business, and it should be included when signing the contracts. The main purpose of the Arbitration clause is to prevent all the disputing parties to file cases in the civil courts. Because you will not attend the court sessions this will save you time and also the expenses involved in processing a court case. This procedure should never be forced to either of the aggrieved parties; it has to be on an agreement otherwise a court case should be filed. These cases are arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association which is one of the most known organization in providing these services. The certified agencies can be quoted on the contracts when signing. The arbitration can be less expensive depending on the circumstances, as both the alternative dispute resolution providers and the arbitrators charge for the service. This process is cost effective. The ADV is geared to limit the court hearings and the process, and the process is more flexible because the both parties have a greater control on the time it will take to sort out the matter and also the hearing dates. Research well for the most favorable state law. Use the laws that are available locally because you avoid travelling all the time for the mediation process saving on the fuel costs. Always ensure that you get the one that will be most favorable to your case. For cutting down on the costs restrict your mediator on the things he can talk about. For Example you can restrict him in mentioning only the loser or the winner. They can also opt for the reasoned decision, where in this case the judge gives their reasons for making this decision this depends on whether the case is complicated and will require explanations. The process of explaining and the judge giving reasons can take time and so can be expensive. Through the objective of a certified mediator, arbitration allows the parties to have an opportunity, in reviewing their position and also restricting for appeals. They also have time and the opportunity to consider the proposed contracts violation through going through of the objectives. This will help them to make the best decisions that are favorable to both the parties through the help of the mediator. The mediator should be neutral and listen to both sides before making a decision. The arbitration can either be non-binding or binding and can be done privately. In the Binding arbitration process the judge listens to both parties evidence before making the final determination.