PROFESSIONAL MEDIATION SERVICES

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Mediation 

Going to court can be stressful, time-consuming, and costly, but there is another way to settle your case outside the courtroom. Mediation provides a nonadversarial setting where you have time and flexibility to tell your side of the story and find efficient and cost-effective solutions. Whether it's a civil or family law matter, let us help you settle your case, so you can quickly move on with your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is mediation?

Mediation is a private process by which a third party facilitates negotiation between disputing parties in hope of reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution like arbitration, mini-trial, ombudsman, etc. Parties can participate either voluntarily or mandatory by court order, but to be successful each party must be willing to do so in good-faith. Learn more.


What can I expect at mediation?

Generally, the mediator discusses with the parties the reason for being in mediation and sets out ground rules for the process. Each party is given time to make an opening statement about the dispute and how they would like to see the dispute resolved. Parties then engage in two-way exchange, speaking directly to each other with the mediator facilitating communication and occasionally interjecting with questions to clarify a point or to obtain additional information. However, if parties prefer, the mediation can be conducted in caucus, with each party in separate rooms and the mediator as the means of communication between parties. During discussion, the mediator identifies issues at-hand and suggests possible solutions. It is important to know that the ultimate decision belongs to the parties, the mediator simply facilitates negotiation. Should the parties choose to settle, that agreement will be memorialized as a mediation settlement agreement. If no settlement can be reached, the dispute is returned or referred to court for determination. Learn more. 

Who can I bring to mediation?

The mediator is not a legal adviser and does not provide legal advice to any party. Thus, it is very important to know that each party to a mediation has the right to his or her own attorney present and parties are encouraged to consult an attorney at such times deemed appropriate throughout mediation. Parties can also bring witnesses and authorized representatives with full authority to enter into any agreement. 


Why choose mediation?

In litigation, it's win or lose, there's no negotiation. In mediation, even though parties may have to compromise on some things, they can get solutions that work for both sides. Mediation is an alternative method of settling disputes outside of the traditional courtroom setting that gives parties the power and control to determine the outcome of their case. Parties get to find their own solutions in a less stressful and confidential environment. Plus, compared to the growing costs of litigation and legal representation, mediation costs only a fraction of legal fees and is one of the most cost-effective forms of dispute resolution.  Learn more.


How much does it cost to go to mediation?

Many mediators charge an hourly rate or a flat rate, which usually reflects their training, experience, and education. The mediation fee is the responsibility of the parties and can be split equally or as agreed to by the parties. However, mediation costs should not include contingency fees or fees based on the outcome of the case. Thus, a mediator should provide parties information on all fees and expenses included in the cost prior to the start of each mediation session.


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"Before you go to court, try mediation, it can save you time, money, and peace of mind." -Tamarie Liburd

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