When parties are unable or need help to resolve their dispute, mediation is a process by which a neutral, third party, as mediator, works with both sides to resolve the dispute. Parties can meet with a mediator with or without an attorney representing each party.
Mediation is used in both family court and civil court disputes and has proven successful at any stage of a dispute. Pre-suit mediation can be effective in keeping costs down. It can cover some or all of your issues.
It is the mediator’s goal to find common ground, frame issues, define problems, relay information and offer creative solutions to achieve the goal of settlement.