I am a native of Asheboro and returned home to practice law after my admission to... more
I am a native of Asheboro and returned home to practice law after my admission to practice in 1976 and was in the firm of Moser, Ogburn and Neely, PA until I was elected to the District Court Bench in 1980, I served as a Distict Court Judge serving Randolph, Moore and Montgomery Counties until I retired in 2008. From 1984 until my retirement I was the Chief District Court Judge for the three ... 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.