Let a third party decide the outcome.

Arbitration is a process where disputing people can submit their issue to one or more neutral third parties, called arbitrators. The arbitrator makes a binding decision on the issue. It looks and feels kind of like court, though hearings can take place when and where the parties agree to. It is also typically faster and less expensive.

Arbitration can be voluntary or mandatory, and the parties typically decide who they want as an arbitrator and whether they want to be legally bound by that arbitrator’s decision. Arbitration is also private — the hearings are confidential, the public isn’t allowed to attend, and the result isn’t publicized.