San Antonio, TX asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for New York

Q: How do you know if its worth to do arbitration in NYC? I currently live in Texas now

I was proactive with asking questions to my lawyer and submitting everything I had. Our intention was to have the family law case dismissed from jurisdiction and to go to the one I currently live in. Since the voluminous information I uploaded was not used ( I could not delete) we had a phone convo to discuss our strategy moving forth. Upon bill of next month it was very costly ( he knew I wasn't working, Im a recent graduate) and cost-effectiveness was always our approach. However I questioned about bill and we had broad topics saying amount of hours=expense. I submitted an email a few weeks later descriptive in detail questioning the invoice again and saying its a lot of miscommunication etc and I asked for some relief and can we document or strategies and protocol for assigned counsel ( he mentioned it a week prior) now he got upset and making a request to withdrawal and to pay the money saying I keep asking questions he thought we resolved.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You could get general information about the arbitration process New York-based by looking into some of the companies who provide Alternate Dispute Resolution services, such as the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration and Mediation, and others. Keep in mind that arbitration services are offered on a wide range of legal matters - you mention family law. You could consider reposting your question to include the Family Law category, or reaching out to attorneys who practice in that area, to get more topic-specific insight pertaining to your matter, instead of only general information about the arbitration/mediation process. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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