I have been in practice in central Kansas since 1996. My practice is primarily... more
I have been in practice in central Kansas since 1996. My practice is primarily centered around family issues, including all matters of divorce, child custody, child support, visitation and paternity. I am also a master's level social worker obtaining my Master's degree from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. I provide mediation services, including case management, settlement ... 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.