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How to solve legal disputes without going to trial: Mediation

On Behalf of | May 11, 2017 | Divorce, Family Law

The mediation process is a tool that parties can use when trying to resolve a dispute much faster and less costly than going through a long-extended trial.

Mediation is less formal than court. To start the mediation process parties come together with a neutral third-party who is called the mediator.

The mediator will try to help both parties to look at both sides of the dispute and hopefully bring in both to a resolution that allows them to avoid going to trial, which can be long and costly.

An attorney experienced in mediation can be both the third party neutral, or can represent one of them as their attorney during the process.

It’s important that if you choose a law firm to represent you at mediation, ask if they’ve had previous experience with cases like yours. An experienced firm will prep your case as if going to trial, that way they can have a full analysis of your case and place you in the best position possible to negotiate at mediation.

If you can reach a resolution at mediation, it will be put into writing. What this means is, for example in a divorce case this writing gets turned into a judgment, its submitted to the court and it becomes a court order.

If you’re dispute is not yet in court, the written agreement can be used as a contract if anybody violates your mediation agreement in the future.

Mediation has many benefits such as being able to choose who is going to be your third party neutral instead of being assigned to a judge, also it helps to complete process much faster and its typically less expensive than going through a long-extended court process.

If you wish to learn more about mediation, whether you’re looking for a mediator, or if your seeking legal representation for the mediation process please visit us for a free consultation, click here to schedule or send a SMS to 619-648-9652.

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