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Online Dispute Resolution
Online Dispute Resolution, or ODR, is provided by the Yolo Superior Courts Online Dispute Resolution Center to resolve a Debt & Money Due case. This is an informal process that provides those actually involved in a court case with the opportunity to determine the best resolution for all involved. It is a chance to end a legal dispute in a way that minimizes time spent at court and saves money.
It offers a safe, private, online space to negotiate a satisfactory resolution with the other party. In some cases, this can reduce harm to a party’s credit rating and help avoid wage garnishments or other collections procedures. It gives everyone involved the opportunity to negotiate online, including the option of requesting assistance from a neutral, online mediator.
- Saveing time and money by using ODR to quickly settle lawsuits over unpaid debts
- ODR offers a convenient alternative to appearing in court in person
- ODR makes it easier for those with a legal problem to navigate the court system
After the first two weeks of online negotiations, if the parties are not able to reach an agreement on their own, either party can request the help of a trained mediator. A trained mediator is a professional that can help the parties understand the issues and find a resolution that works for both parties. If both parties agree to mediate, a mediator will be assigned to the case and will contact the parties to initiate the mediation. All this is done online.
If after 45 days you have not settled your case through ODR, the online negotiation will end, and your case will go forward to trial. Your case proceeds to trial.
Resolving your case in court can take months, and may require several appearances. This means time off work, and travel expenses to attend court hearings or trials. ODR eliminates all the travel to and appearances in court if you are able to settle your case. The online process begins with the filing of the complaint and the case can be resolved within 45 days.
The $25.00 fee is only charged to Plaintiff if the Defendant agrees to use ODR.
LOCATION AND HOURS
1000 Main Street,
Woodland, CA 95695
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Phone: (530) 406-6704