Resolving HOA Disputes Through ADR
Prior to going to court in an HOA dispute you must attend Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR.
What Is ADR?
ADR is required for HOA disputes in California by the Davis-Stirling Act, was codified as of Jan. 1, 2014, as California Civil Code Sections 5925-5965. ADR is a quasi-judicial procedure in which a neutral third party, usually a retired Superior Court Judge, evaluates and attempts to settle a case.
There are different types of ADR including mediation and arbitration.
Why ADR To Resolve Your HOA Dispute?
ADR can be less costly than litigation in court. However, refusing to participate in ADR can land you in hot water. A party refusing to attend ADR may result in the judge not awarding attorney fees or costs if the matter proceeds to trial.
ADR Recommendations From A Skilled Attorney
Parties participating in mediation or arbitration want the process to be fair and neutral. Attorney Gregory M. Garrison is an experienced litigator, trained mediator and arbitrator.
Request A Consultation To Learn More
Schedule a consult with Gregory M. Garrison to learn more about ADR, the process and what we can do to help resolve your matter.