Robert S. Thaler, Esq., MA, is the founder and President of Atlanta Family Mediation. A respected practitioner and teacher in conflict management,Mr. Thaler hassignificant experience... more
Robert S. Thaler, Esq., MA, is the founder and President of Atlanta Family Mediation. A respected practitioner and teacher in conflict management,Mr. Thaler hassignificant experience in a wide variety of dispute resolution applications. Mr. Thaleris an attorney admitted to practice law in New York and Georgia, and is a Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Ro... 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.