ADR processes have a number of advantages. They are flexible, cost-efficient, time-effective, and give the parties more control over the process and the results. Parties who resolve their disputes through ADR are generally more satisfied because they may directly participate in working out the terms of their settlement.
When appropriate settlement processes are available, many disputes can be resolved more efficiently and with greater satisfaction to all parties. Lengthy, costly litigation can be avoided, divisiveness minimized, and productive results achieved.