As an Attorney with more than 16 years experience and a Mediator with over a decade... more
As an Attorney with more than 16 years experience and a Mediator with over a decade of experience, most of my family law and mediation cases are resolved by Agreement. However, due to my expertise as a Child Welfare Law Expert, I am frequently appointed by Superior Courts and Juvenile Courts to serve as an expert and legal counsel to children which requires me to be in Court making recommendati... 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.