I have lived in middle Georgia for over half my life. I have two children who are... more
I have lived in middle Georgia for over half my life. I have two children who are active in school, sports,dance and gymnastics. Outside of work I enjoy playing with my children, watching their sports activities, working out, playing piano, reading and travelling.
A native of Georgia, Raymond M. Kelley is a practicing attorney and registered... more
A native of Georgia, Raymond M. Kelley is a practicing attorney and registered mediator. Raymond graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1974, and was admitted to practice in Colorado in October of that year. In 1981, he returned to Macon and became an associate, and later partner, with the law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson and Moseley. In 1989, Raymond started his own pract... 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.