Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution is a growing piece of the practice of law and an important one at that. Mediation allows you to come up with solutions to your problems that are within your control without having to rely on the Court to make those decisions for you. Mediation is a process where you can sit down with an uninterested third-party mediator, with or without attorney’s present, to work toward a collaborative solution. If it is successful, all or part of your case will be settled so that you can move forward with your life. Mediation saves people time, money and emotional strife, while also helping courts by keeping their dockets clear of cases that could be resolved outside of litigation. Judges will often Order people to mediate prior to having a trial on a matter, but parties often decide to mediate on their own.
Any civil case has the potential to be mediated. Contact our office for information and rates regarding personal injury and medical malpractice cases, land disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, contract disputes, employment cases or any other civil matter.
Mediation is a particularly useful tool in family law cases. Only your family knows what a suitable arrangement may be for you. You know what visitation/timesharing schedules will work best for your children, what personal property you would like to retain after a divorce, how your budget can handle certain proposals regarding debt division, or how the division of property and debt will affect your future. If you take your matter before a judge, you may be forced into a scenario that you are uncomfortable with. Contact our office for information regarding mediation for issues of divorce, property and debt division, maintenance/alimony, custody, timesharing/visitation and child support today.