I grew up in Gaston County, North Carolina and am currently a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina. I ama partner attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm, which I started with my wife,... more
I grew up in Gaston County, North Carolina and am currently a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina. I ama partner attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm, which I started with my wife, Angela, who is also an attorney. We have offices in Gastonia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Ireceived my undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and my Juris Doctorate ... 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.