Frequently Asked Questions
What is mediation?
“Mediation” refers to a process by which a mediator, a neutral third party, communicates privately with each disputing party in order to reach an agreement. Squabble uses Certified Squabble Mediators™ (CSMs) to mediate between Squabblers™ (the would-be plaintiffs) and Squabblees™ (the would-be defendants) in a dispute. Squabble was created to make our lives easier by offering an accessible, efficient and speedy alternative to the traditional Small Claims Court process.
Why squabble instead of small claims court?
The traditional process requires a tremendous amount of paperwork, taking a day off of work, and the daunting prospect of spending a lot of money and coming up empty. With Squabble, you can avoid all of these obstacles and settle disputes within an easy-to-use app. Ultimately, it will be far gentler to both your wallet and your watch.
What types of cases do you handle?
Squabble resolves monetary disputes from $250 and up.
Is this legitimate?
Rest assured that Squabble is completely legitimate. It is founded, overseen, and operated daily by seasoned attorneys. While Squabble does not provide any legal advice, every joined dispute is mediated by a Certified Squabble Mediator (CSM). Each CSM is vetted comprehensively for their professional credentials and expertise. In addition, all CSMs are required to undergo intensive training and pass a certification exam to verify their proficiency in both mediation principles and the Squabble process. Further, all CSMs are rated. They are continually monitored by Squabble’s Quality Control Team, which assimilates both user feedback and internal data to assess CSM performance. CSM Ratings are based on a CSM’s performance in areas such as their percentage of disputes settled, Squabbler and Squabblee satisfaction, efficiency, responsiveness, and professionalism. Squabble is committed to transparency and, as such, when a CSM has been assigned to your Squabble, you may view their profile, which conveys all pertinent information about your CSM.
Are Squabble decisions final?
The Squabble process is identical to the process that would occur if one navigated the Small Claims Court – only it’s all done through your phone. If you were to settle your dispute through a mediator in court, you would sign a settlement agreement that would be nearly identical to the Squabble Settlement Agreement™ (SSA). Of course, anyone can break a contractual promise, so it is possible your opposing party may fail to live up to their promises in the SSA. This is why Squabble features the “enforce” option, which turns your SSA into a Stipulated Judgment, which can then be used to carry out a variety of enforcement mechanisms, such as garnishing wages, obtaining attachment liens on real and personal property, and ensuring that nonpayment will affect the opposing party’s credit.
What happens during the Squabble process?
Squabble makes it easy to fully resolve your financial disputes. Simply download the app, invite the parties involved, engage with a “Certified Squabble Mediator”, and collect your funds. In the event of a party not wanting to join or if the Squabble can’t be resolved on the app, you have a one-click “Squash™” option to file the claim directly to court in your county – no paperwork required. After the case has been filed in court if either party decides they’d prefer to resolve the dispute amicably via their phone, they may “Re-Squabble™” any time before the court date and easily open up their dispute once again on the app.
Satisfied Squabblers & SQUABBLEES
Squabble made resolving my dispute very easy and I didn’t have to go through the long process of going to court to litigate the case between myself and my opposition. Saved me money and time.
– Christine, Detroit, MI
I loved how this app helped and was able to make an otherwise long and complicated process short and organized. Would have been drowning in paperwork in court but Squabble made it easy and the mediator was also a huge help.
– Jacob, Palm Springs, CA
Highly recommend Squabble. My Squabblee was unsure of entering Squabble and realized they had to go through a long process with me in court with plenty of paperwork. They decided to simply join Squabble and get the dispute resolved through the app. Thank you Squabble.
– Veronica, Long Beach, CA