Here Is What You Can Accomplish With Mediation
Mediation is a private, confidential process. Through mediation, you can create custom solutions that are tailored to fit your life. Most courts require mediation prior to a final trial or hearing. Mediation has a very high rate of success! Why? When you discover what mediation is and what it can do, it’s easy to understand why it’s so effective.
So what is mediation? Mediation is not a trial. A mediator is a neutral. Meaning the mediator does not represent anyone, has no stake in the outcome, and does not decide the dispute or order any party to do anything. A mediator can be an industry professional, lawyer, former judge, or anyone with training or experience as a mediator. The mediator is a true neutral that works with you to craft a custom resolution.
Mediation typically involves the parties and their attorneys meeting with the mediator. It may involve an opening joint session where the mediator explains his/her role in the process and allows the parties and their attorneys to speak briefly about the issues to be resolved and bring to everyone’s attention any particularly important issues. The parties then split up into two different rooms, and the mediator goes between the rooms, discussing issues and working with the parties to come to a resolution.
This process works because, first, it is confidential. Anything said to the mediator is confidential and cannot be said outside of mediation. This means you can make statements and take positions at mediation and not have them held against you later if the dispute does not resolve. The mediator cannot be subpoenaed or forced to testify about anything said or that occurs at mediation. Communication at mediation can be frank and honest, which allows parties to really understand all perspectives of a dispute.
Mediation also works because you control the outcome. Solutions can be custom-crafted. Solutions from a Court or jury are limited and often will not work well for you. Mediation allows the parties to utilize a level of creativity and flexibility that can be found nowhere else. It also helps preserve relationships and reduces stress and anxiety for kids. So many wins!
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience as mediators. We’ve served as advocates. And we’ve served as a neutral mediator assisting other parties to resolve their disputes. When you’re considering a mediator, experience matters. There’s just no substitute. Let us put our experience to work for you.