While attending law school, Laurel completed a certified internship with Gulf Coast... more
While attending law school, Laurel completed a certified internship with Gulf Coast Legal assisting in all aspects of domestic violence litigation. Additionally, Laurel completed a seminar course on adoptions and focused other coursework on the areas of estate planning. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, Laurel served two years as an Assistant Attor... 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.