Category Archives: Mediation
Why choose mediation?
Mediation is often encouraged because the agreement is made by the parties. When people participate in and make their own agreement (as opposed to being ordered by the Court), they are more likely to feel that the agreement is fair … Continue reading
So, you have selected your mediator, what happens next?
Your mediator should provide you with information about their fees and whether or not a sliding-fee scale is available for low income individuals. Additionally, you should know whether or not your mediator can accommodate your individual needs like scheduling, telephone … Continue reading
Can mediation save me money?
For years, I have heard statements touting the benefits of mediation. You may have heard: “Mediation saves you money.” “Mediation is less expensive than attorneys.” “Mediation is better for your kids.” “If you mediate, you don’t need to have an … Continue reading
How do I find a mediator?
Mediation may be agreed upon by the parties or required by the court. Either way, the process usually starts by generating a list of qualified professionals. The parties might agree upon one name on the list or the list is … Continue reading
Why do I have to mediate?
Our court system is not equipped to handle all disputes in a contested matter. Plain and simple, judges are too busy and have too many cases to take the time to have a trial or evidentiary hearing in each case … Continue reading
What is Mediation?
Simply put, mediation is an opportunity to stay out of court and to resolve your legal issue with the help of an outsider who is not emotionally attached to your dispute. More formally, mediation is a type of Alternative Dispute … Continue reading