Is Mediation Your Next Step?

What is Mediation and how does it work?

When you have found yourself and another in a disagreement that cannot seem to be resolved amongst yourselves, there are many options available to you. One of the most effective and amicable ways to move forward in a disagreement is to select a professional Mediator to guide you through your concerns and goals.

Why would you require mediation?

“Mediation is a procedure in which the parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement. It may be an informal meeting among the parties or a scheduled settlement conference. The dispute may either be pending in a court or potentially a dispute which may be filed in court. Cases suitable for mediation are disputes in commercial transactions, personal inquiry, construction, workers compensation, labor or community relations, divorce, domestic relations, employment or any other matters which do not involve complex procedural or evidentiary issues. Attendance at the mediation conference is voluntary by the parties, except where governed by statute or contract clause.”

FindLaw Attorney Writers, May 24, 2016

What is the role of a Mediator?

“The Mediator is a person with patience, persistence and common sense. She/he has an arsenal of negotiation techniques, human dynamics skills and powers of effective listening, articulation and restatement. The Mediator is a facilitator who has no power to render a resolution to the conflict. The parties will fashion the solution as the mediator moves through the process… The Mediator’s subject area expertise may be beneficial to the parties in wording and framing the mediated agreement or in circumstances where the parties are open to neutral case evaluation.”

FindLaw Attorney Writers, May 24, 2016

How Does Mediation Work?

“The conference is held at a mutually agreeable neutral place. It can be the office of the mediator or another private facility unavailable to spectators. However, the initial mediation may continue with subsequent telephone negotiations between the mediator and the parties where appropriate. Generally mediators will employ face to face negotiations or conduct co-mediations in potentially inflammatory circumstances such as domestic relations.”

FindLaw Attorney Writers, May 24, 2016

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