I have been an attorney for over 30 years, and I currently have a law and mediation practice in Natick. I assist individuals, businesses and organizations to increase productivity and... more
I have been an attorney for over 30 years, and I currently have a law and mediation practice in Natick. I assist individuals, businesses and organizations to increase productivity and harmony through conflict resolution, training and consultation. Active listening and creative problem-solving are key components of my practice. I was co-chair of the Boston Bar Associations ADR Committee from 200... 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.