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OVERVIEW:Mediation is a process by which a neutral third-party helps resolve a dispute between two or more other parties in private meetings without the court's limitations. In this non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution, the role of the mediator is to facilitate communication between the parties and help them focus on the real issues of the dispute. The mediator makes no decisions; the participants themselves arrive at joint decisions. In the mediation, the participants join forces to list and agree upon options that meet the interests or needs of all relevant parties thereby resolving the conflict. A successful mediation effort has an outcome that is accepted and owned by the parties themselves.

Important aspects of Mediation. Unlike a court litigation, mediation is:

Benefits of Mediation

 

Where Mediation is Used:

Mediation is a desirable alternative to lawsuits. In long-running, deep-rooted conflict, such as divorces, will contests, contested conservatorships, breaches of contract, landlord-tenant disputes, conflicts between neighbors, and so on, an individual who feels injured immediately thinks of suing in court. A mediation can prevent the financial expense, the emotional cost, and the extended time to reach a judgment, in which one party will lose, that a lawsuit, by definition, entails. Mediation is useful for dealing with either the conflict as a whole or with limited aspects of the wider conflict.

How Mediation Works:

Types of Mediations:

Cost of Mediation:

Our office charges $300 per hour or pro-rated portion thereof for the mediation. The fee will be paid by the party or parties agreed upon by the participants at the start of the mediation and will be included in the fee agreement executed between the participants and the mediator before the mediation begins. Payment for completed hours of mediation must be made by cash or check at the conclusion of each day of mediation.