Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (DRS), has but one mission;
“To provide an alternative choice for resolving conflict and disputes in order to affect their peaceful, efficient and enduring resolution.”
More simply, we are professional neutrals; mediators. Providing services and education that can replace adversarial environments and outcomes with civil and responsible ones.
Everyone can use some advice or help dealing with conflict or a dispute from time to time; you just shouldn't have to spend a fortune in legal fees - or go to court to resolve them.
DRS associates are Kansas Supreme Court approved mediators - each with a history of successfully negotiating hundreds of agreements between disputants in both private and court referred cases. We are mediators not attorneys; trained to resolve conflict.
The various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) are widely accepted and highly-effective processes for resolving many types of conflict and disputes. Although independent providers of these services do exist they can be difficult to connect with - unless you are court ordered into the process.
Better for Everyone
We use non-adversarial methods for resolving matters quickly, confidentially and without the financial and emotional cost of legal action.
Constructive communications and the latitude to be creative when developing solutions allow for compassion and understanding by the parties – rather than insuring continued animosities and resentments that result in the “winner-take-all” environment of court.
With mediation, the parties involved remain in complete control of the outcome of the settlement or agreement. While the mediator facilitates the discussion and helps the parties arrive at a solution, he or she doesn’t “take sides”, and assists in the negotiations only as much as the parties allow.
DRS helps people resolve issues in ways courts can not. Our methods can save relationships - and inject into society some desperately needed civility.
To learn why DRS should be your first choice to resolve most conflict and disputes, see Why Choose DRS First.
Everyday conflict shouldn't rise to the level requiring a professional mediator. Understanding the "Essential Process" and using a "Mental Map" enables you to tranform conflict into cooperation and mistrust into trust. DRS is proud to be a Certified Provider of the internationally acclaimed "Managing Differences and Workplace Conflict" training seminars. To learn more, see Workplace and Organization Training Seminars.
If you are interested in gaining insight into the historical applications and societal usefulness of the processes DRS provides, see Organizational Health and History of ADR.
Annual report on the Courts of Kansas for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013:
Dispute Resolution Services offers special programs that provide services to both companies and their employees.
425,524 new cases were filed in Kansas courts:
75 Supreme Court
1,709 Court of Appeals
423,740 District Court
Sedgwick County Divorces in 2013: 7,826