Don’t be in a hurry to battle construction-related disagreements in court. Adjusting your mindset to consider an amicable resolution is an important aspect of how you’ll handle your dispute. It’s easier and less expensive to work things out with a mediator rather than attorneys and a judge. The pre-filing mandatory mediation clause mentioned in contracts helps to plant the seeds, if problems should arise. “Even in the construction world, cost, circumstances, and the status of your claim may affect whether mediation is an effective tool in your particular circumstance,” writes construction attorney Christopher Hill. The bottom line is to keep options open without allowing anger drive the situation.