Kim Sanders Vanderbrook graduated from Loyola University Magna Cum Laude in 1993 and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU in 1997. After... more
Kim Sanders Vanderbrook graduated from Loyola University Magna Cum Laude in 1993 and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU in 1997. After several years working as an associate in the New Orleans law firm of Gertler, Gertler, Vincent and Plotkin, Kim returned to her hometown of Mandeville in 2000 and opened her own firm with an emphasis on family law. ... 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.