We're official. Arbitration is enforceable similar to a court judgment. Someone using FairClaims can take the arbitration decision to law enforcement to place liens on property, levy a bank account or garnish wages. All you need to do is have the award confirmed, which is a straightforward process. And we can help with the information from your dispute that you will need to file!
We're comprehensive. Many small claims court cases are given about 10-15 minutes of attention. Total. There's little or no time spent before the court appearance reviewing the documents and the case. The small claims court commissioner or judge pro tem (a lawyer hearing cases on a part time basis) typically hears cases all morning or all day, back to back. Each side walks up, says their piece for a few minutes, and that’s that.
Our arbitrators spend time reviewing evidence ahead of time, up to 30 minutes on an online or phone hearing, and more time as necessary to investigate facts and law before handing down a decision.