I am a family law attorney whose concentration is in Divorce Mediation . I have my... more
I am a family law attorney whose concentration is in Divorce Mediation . I have my 25 hour Basic Mediation certificate (1995) and 40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation certificate (2009) and Advanced Mediation Training in "Mediating Civil Harassment Cases." (3 Hours, 2009). I am a volunteer with CSP working in the Superior Court in Orange County, mediating small claims and civil harassment cases. I ... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.