David E. Platte was born and raised in the small, rural town of Waverly, Iowa. He graduated in 1972, summa cum laude from Wartburg College a private, liberal arts college. In addition... more
David E. Platte was born and raised in the small, rural town of Waverly, Iowa. He graduated in 1972, summa cum laude from Wartburg College a private, liberal arts college. In addition to pursuing his academic goals, Mr. Platte found time to play Division III college basketball. He was a two time Academic All-American. When Mr. Platte graduated, he was one of only ten university/college basket... 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.