Matthew Vincent has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He received his Juris... more
Matthew Vincent has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from California Southern Law School and is a practicing member of the State Bar of California. He has been employed as a family law paralegal and law clerk since 2002. He is now an experienced associate attorney specializing in family law matters, legal research and assisting clients in court and... 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.