Jessica (Leonard) Toelstedt joined the firm of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Toelstedt worked for another Manhattan-based firm, where she... more
Jessica (Leonard) Toelstedt joined the firm of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Toelstedt worked for another Manhattan-based firm, where she focused on complex matrimonial and family law cases. Ms. Toelstedt has experience handling all aspects of family and matrimonial law cases, including post judgment matters and appeals. Throughout Ms.Toelstedt’s ca... 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.